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The Conservation GIS Starter Kit:
Technical Information

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Click here for a GIS Starter Kit Ordering Form (PDF)


Recognizing that most training for GIS software does not address conservation issues, the Conservation GIS Consortium (CGISC) created the Starter Kit as a self-paced program that brings real data and exercises to the GIS learning process.

The Starter Kit is an interactive CD-ROM containing tutorials and other background information designed to help conservationists get started using GIS. The Starter Kit includes exercises and data and requires ESRI ArcView 3.x.

CGISC, an association of NGOs (GreenInfo Network- San Francisco CA, Interrain Pacific - Portland OR, Pacific Biodiversity Institute - Winthrop WA, Sierra Biodiversity Institute - North San Juan CA), provides technology training and management support services to nonprofit environmental organizations using geographic information systems in North America. The Consortium was established in 1994 to enhance the ability of its members to provide GIS support services to its constituents, promote collaboration among its members to extend the frontiers of conservation GIS applications, and encourage the formation of new organizations and programs which further the Consortium's mission in unserved or underserved areas.


Learn more about the Starter Kit from the following examples:

Why use GIS for conservation?

ArcView Basics


The Starter Kit price for US-based nonprofit organizations [with 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation by the IRS] is $50 plus $10 for shipping and handling. The price for other organizations is $150 plus $10 for shipping and handling.


To order copies of the starter kit, please fill out an order form and e-mail, phone, or mail it to us.

Conservation GIS Starter Kit Order Form

We require PAYMENT IN FULL at the time you place the order. We will not process orders submitted without payment.

Please allow two weeks for delivery. Single CD orders will be shipped via US mail first class. Multiple CD orders will be shipped via UPS.

The Conservation GIS Starter Kit was produced cooperatively through
conservation gis cosortium

Click here for more information about the Conservation GIS Consortium

Made possible in part by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


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