Google's Python Class
Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class includes written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding. These materials are used within Google to introduce Python to people who have just a little programming experience. The first exercises work on basic Python concepts like strings and lists, building up to the later exercises which are full programs dealing with text files, processes, and http connections. The class is geared for people who have a little bit of programming experience in some language, enough to know what a "variable" or "if statement" is. Beyond that, you do not need to be an expert programmer to use this material.
To get started, the Python sections are linked at the left -- Python Set Up to get Python installed on your machine, Python Introduction for an introduction to the language, and then Python Stringsstarts the coding material, leading to the first exercise. The end of each written section includes a link to the code exercise for that section's material. The lecture videos parallel the written materials, introducing Python, then strings, then first exercises, and so on. At Google, all this material makes up an intensive 2-day class, so the videos are organized as the day-1 and day-2 sections.
This material was created by Nick Parlante working in the engEDU group at Google. Special thanks for the help from my Google colleagues John Cox, Steve Glassman, Piotr Kaminksi, and Antoine Picard. And finally thanks to Google and my director Maggie Johnson for the enlightened generosity to put these materials out on the internet for free under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license -- share and enjoy!
gvSIG has launched a free course about Geographic Information Systems applied to Municipality Management through several video-tutorials.
Currently, you can see the list of topics and the first module available already in .
In the next few weeks, they will publish the other modules, that we will include at this playlist: 
The first two modules are theoretical, about differences between GIS and CAD, and reference systems, very important to understand the rest of the course. From the third one, the modules will be practical, and the cartography will be available for each video.
In addition, when the course is finishing it will be possible to get the official certificate given by the gvSIG Association, where it will be obligatory to send a complete exercise.
All the information about registration, dates, certification, where to send doubts... is available at the frequent questions section of the first post .
The Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS) is sponsoring three separate one-day WebAppBuilder workshop in February and March 2017. The workshop is being offered in Boise, Eugene and Olympia and the registration fee is being subsidized by NWGIS.
Purpose: Provide an educational benefit to members of NWGIS. Provide three one-day workshops in a classroom setting on Esri’s ArcGIS online WebAppBuilder in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Trainer: The trainer will be Eric Pimpler of GeoSpatial Training Services (the link is external).
Format: Classroom style training with each student bringing their own laptop. Handouts will be provided.
Workshop Support: Attendees are responsible for their own parking and lodging before and/or after the training. Information about parking and the training room will be sent to registered attendees. A lunch will be provided as part of this workshop. Each workshop will be limited to 24 participants. A waiting list will be maintained.
Registration: Registration is online using the NWGIS web site. The fee is $60 per student. The Northwest GIS User Group is subsidizing the three workshops up to $2,000. Cancellations will be permitted up to two weeks prior to the training. Less than two weeks prior to the first class, refunds will not be offered, but substitutions will be possible at any time. Registered students whose plans change can contact individuals on the waiting list to facilitate substitutions.
Locations & Dates: Class begin at 8:30 AM, there will be a one-hour lunch break, and conclude about 4:30 – 5 PM. The locations and dates are:
Friday, July 29th, Geospatial Training Services we'll be presenting a free webinar entitled Introduction to Spatial Statistics Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop. In this webinar we'll give you a high level overview of the available tools, when to use the tools, and demonstrate some of the more popular tools such as Hot Spot Analysis, Cluster and Outlier Analysis, and others.
Space is limited so sign up soon to reserve your space. Sign up at: https://itrain.leadpages.co/introduction-spatial-statistics/
There's a GIS MOOC cycle available free of charge.
This cycle is made up of three different Modules:
Module 1: "Introduction to GIS"
Module 2: "Layer Editing"
Module 3: "Raster Analysis"
It will lead participants to how to use and exploit the potentiality of the open source software gvSIG while performing the most common GIS activities. This Course is both addressed to beginners and skilled GIS users who want to learn how to use this software.
The Course is open in continuous form and each module requires a participants engagement of around thirty hours.
Participants can thus plan individually the time to allocate to the course and complete all the scheduled activities without interfering with their daily work.
This Course is completely free of charge except for those participants asking for the corresponding credits of the gvSIG user certification program from the gvSIG Association, that is submitted to the payment of 40 Euro for each module or 100 Euro for the whole cycle. It will be earmarked for the sustainability of the project.
For further information about topics, goals…:
For registration, you have to press "Enroll" at the corresponding Module, and then accept the "Site policy agreement". Finally you will have to register at the web page, or login if you were registered already.
New GIS Course NOW available
A new GIS course entitled Sharing Conservation Knowledge is now available on ConservationTraining. This is the last course of a six course series designed to teach you the fundamentals of GIS. This course focuses on how you ask questions of your spatial data and how to present your results.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
The demonstrations and simulations in this course were created using Esri's ArcGIS 9.3 software; however, on August 20, 2014 a LIVE GIS Seminar Event will be held to show the functionality taught in this course in Esri's ArcGIS 10.1 software. You MUST register for the LIVE GIS Seminar Event, and you can do so on the Sharing Conservation Knowledge course room page.
Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R
Date(s):July 15, 2014: 8:30am - 4:30pm
July 16, 2014: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: The University Place Hotel and Conference Center
Portland, ORInstructor:Kevin Ceder
Tuition:$645 / $595*
$545 / $495* (Before June 14, 2014)
R Programming Course
4 week R Programing class on Coursera that is recurring throughout the summer
Penn State is offering Maps and the Geospatial Revolution MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), for the 2nd time starting 30 April 2014 and runs for 5 weeks.
Free! An excellent learning opportunity AND an excellent opportunity to meet new colleagues from all over the world!
For short video explaining the objectives of the course and how to sign up:
NASA Remote Sensing Data for Land Resources Management.
May 20 – June 17 2014
Every Tuesday, 5 webinars: one hour per week
12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
To Register go to:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4845575589179714049 or http://water.gsfc.nasa.gov
•Provide an overview of freely available NASA Earth science data and web-tools for decision making and land resources management at regional to global scales.
•The course will help professionals assess which NASA data and decision support tools are best suited to their environmental management needs.
Course Participation: This course is intended for land resources managers, NGOs, international development agencies, and private sector organizations. Space is limited, preference will be given to these and other environmental professionals. Certificates provided upon request to those who attend all 5 webinars and complete the homework assignments
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Census Bureau offers both web-based and in-person courses to help you access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free courses can teach you how to use our databases and mapping tools, find local and national demographic information for a variety of uses including grant proposals, economic data statistics for business plans, research papers, etc. Check out our eTutorials and course descriptions.
Go here for more info: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/