NEW Workshop!

2019 Remote Sensing with ArcGIS Pro

Two locations (Williamsburg, VA and Blacksburg, VA)


What: 2-day workshop. Remote Sensing with ArcGIS Pro

Who: Natural resource professionals, planning professionals, public safety professionals, agricultural operators, educators, etc.

Topic: This is a comprehensive workshop that provides a 'start to finish' process with remote sensing using ArcGIS Pro. While we will utilize Landsat imagery during this workshop, the skills learned are applicable for other sensor platforms (Sentinel, sUAS, VBMP, etc.).

Online Registration:

Where and When:

Workshop option #1:  New River Valley
Location:  Blacksburg, VA
Dates: August 14 & 15, 2019
​Price:  $300.00

Workshop option #2:  Tidewater

Location:  Williamsburg, VA​
Date: August 5 & 6, 2019   
​Price:  $300.00

*General agenda: Day #1, 10:00 - 5:00 | Day #2, 9:00 - 5:00

Cost: Registration for the Remote Sensing with ArcGIS Pro workshop is $400. The registration fee includes 2 days of instruction, materials/supplies, and breaks. Lunch is not included


Workshop Summary

    Remotely sensed images are widely available and have countless potential applications. In the past, analyzing these images required specialized software. Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software includes tools that can be used by novice and experienced analysts. Through this workshop, we provide a series of easy-to-understand, step-by-step hands-on instruction to guide you through image analysis processes. By attending this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Manipulate data in ArcGIS Pro
  • Obtain and display Landsat data
  • Display image data from Landsat or other remote sensing platforms (including orthoimagery [VBMP], Sentinel, & sUAS derived imagery)
  • Save and export maps
  • Create composite images
  • Subset images
  • Enhance and analyze remotely sensed imagery using various techniques (radiometric enhancement, supervised & unsupervised classification, etc.).


Workshop Outcomes

This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop. Previous knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop (or other GIS software) is desired. Previous experience using ArcGIS Pro is not required. Online registration is required and is available here. (major credit cards are accepted). The cost of the workshop is $300. The fee includes instruction, handouts, resources, and breaks. After registration has been received, you will receive further information about the workshop (exact location, etc.).

Space is limited. Registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Questions associated with the workshop should be directed to John McGee ( or Stacey Kuhar ( ).

This workshop is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Geospatial Extension Program, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), the Conservation Management Institute (CMI), GeoTEd-UAS, and VirginiaView.


    Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact John McGee (307C Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA) at (540) 231-2428 /TDD*or during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.

    *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.