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Alabama Geospatial Extension Program

Contact Chris Dillard with any questions or comments.

Upcoming Events

Workshop: "GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management"

"GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management" is an introductory-level workshop on global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) technologies. The workshop covers the basics of GPS and GIS, free and low-cost GIS software options, and some of the management tools and uses these technologies provide a landowner. In addition, hands-on training is provided on a GPS unit and low-cost GIS software. A flyer for each workshop containing the agenda and registration information can be downloaded by clicking on an event listed below.

No workshops currently scheduled.

News and Information


If you are interested in creating a map, like the one below, using Google My Maps, click here to watch a recorded version of the eXtension Professional Development Session, "Getting Started on Making Maps in Google My Maps".

Find a Geospatial Extension Specialist

There are many states that have Geospatial Extension Specialists or programs.  These specialists and programs are part of the Land, Sea, or Space grant program.  Many are affiliated with a university system.  If you are located outside of Alabama and would like to find your nearest GES, see the map below.

View National Geospatial Technology Extension Network in a larger map

Virtual Alabama

The state of Alabama has built a common operating picture, called "Virtual Alabama," which is shared by over 1,000 government agencies. Virtual Alabama uses Google Earth Enterprise, a secure version of Google Earth that agencies can run in their own data centers to build a globe with their own geospatial data.



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