CartoDB is hosting a free, online class on December 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30pm MST.
CartoDB is a powerful, affordable platform for interactive web maps. I would suggest that anyone interested in expanding their skillsets or just starting with interactive maps check out the class.
LIVE GIS Seminar Event #5: Understanding GIS Databases
As you know, a new GIS curriculum is taking shape on ConservationTraining; six new courses ranging in topic from the five functions of a GIS to managing your spatial data to creating a map product.
One new learning component has been created for each of these new courses, the live seminar event. We are really excited about the LIVE events. The live seminar events will be held via WebEx technology and presented by several of the course authors.
Understanding GIS Databases was released about a month ago. The live seminar event for this course will be held next week on Tuesday October 15, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time. This live seminar event will be open to the ConservationTraining community and will consist of demonstrations highlighting functionality discussed within the associated course.
The live seminar event will be recorded and posted to the Understanding GIS Databases course room.
Click here to see the new course Understanding GIS Databases.
Click here to attend the LIVE GIS Seminar Event on October 15, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time.
At this half-day event, Esri staff will show you best practices and workflows to simplify your work.
Don’t let your skills grow dull. Attend this seminar to
This event is free and will be held in Portland, OR on November 19, 2013 at the Nines Hotel. To find out more information and register go to: http://www.esri.com/events/seminars/fall-seminar-series
Juniper GIS is partnering with Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) and Amigos de Sian Ka'an (ASK) to offer a one-week GIS class for only $500 USD this December. This class, ArcGIS for Environmental Analysis, will focus on beginning and intermediate GIS skills for those who want to learn and/or enhance their GIS skills with a focus on conservation applications. You will work alongside local conservation staff and students from other parts of the world. Your fees will help provide training to CEA and ASK staff and to further their conservation efforts.
John Schaffer and Lyn Santos, who works for the Amigos de Sian Ka'an, will be teaching the class. Besides being a great class in an interesting place, this also will build on the great connections we all make as part of SCGIS.
For more details on the class, go to: http://www.junipergis.com/files/AkumalGISClass.pdf
Thursday February 28th at Noon ET, Jamie Chesser and Gillian Silvertand (both from The Nature Conservancy) will be hosting the third LIVE GIS Seminar Event demonstrating ArcGIS 10.1. The demonstrations will be based on the content in the NEW Understanding Coordinate Systems course – released about a week ago on www.conservationtraining.org.
There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the Seminar. There are still seats available for this LIVE GIS Seminar. You do have to register for the event. This event is FREE.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Online course – Spatial Analysis Techniques in R
Expand your R skills - learn how to analyze spatial data. David Unwin’s online course “Spatial Analysis Techniques in R” runs Dec 14 - Jan 18 (one week off for the winter holidays) at Statistics.com.
Upcoming courses include:
Dr. David Unwin is Emeritus Chair of Geography at Birkbeck College and Visiting Professor in the Department of Geomatic Engineering at University College, both in the University of London. He has authored over a hundred academic papers in the field, together with a series of texts, of which the most recent are his Geographic Information Analysis, 2nd edition (with D. O'Sullivan, 2010) and a series of edited collections at the interface between geography and computer science in Visualization in GIS (Hearnshaw and Unwin, 1994), Spatial Analytical Perspectives on GIS (Fischer, Scholten and Unwin, 1996), Virtual Reality in Geography (Fisher and Unwin, 2002) and, most recently representation issues in Re-presenting GIS (Fisher and Unwin, 2005). Participants can ask questions and exchange comments directly with Dr. Unwin via a private discussion board during the course.
The course takes place online at Statistics.com in a series of 4 weekly lessons and assignments, and requires about 15 hours/week. Participate at your own convenience; there are no set times when you are required to be online.
Understanding MVVM and ESRI's Direction on APPS, Dept of Forestry, Clatsop Room, 2600 State St, Salem, OR
Date: 20 Sep 2012 1:00 PM EDT
Topics: Understanding how to apply MVVM and Q&A - Jeff Jackson, ESRI
ESRI's direction on APPS and the ArcGIS Runtime - Euan Cameron, ESRI
Please join us for this terrific opportunity to meet with two of ESRI's top developers and discuss using Model View ViewModel (MVVM) in web applications and the direction of APPS and ArcGIS Runtime.
MVVM is an architectural pattern used in development. It provides a clear separation between the GUI interface and the business logic used for the data. Basically, it separates your XAML from your code behind in a more manageable way, primarily for Silverlight/WPF developers.
Everyone is welcome. Please bring your questions. Please contact Dorothy Mortenson for more information.
More information and online registration: Understanding MVVM and ESRI's Direction on APPS
The Northwest Environmental Training Center is offering a 3-day course in Advanced GIS Concepts:
Advanced Model Builder and Python Techniques for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS 10
Date(s):Dec 19, 2011: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec 20, 2011: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec 21, 2011: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Evergreen State College Computer Lab
Instructor: Stefan Freelan & Tyson Waldo
Tuition:$745 / $645* $695 / $595* (before Oct 15, 2011)
An e-Learning Framework for Using Geospatial Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards) project is ready at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui ELOGeo is a JISC-funded project based at the Centre for Geospatial Science, the University of Nottingham in partnership with the Mimas Centre of Excellence at the University of Manchester. ELOGeo main collaborators are Open Source Geospatial Foundation, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Ordnance Survey, Open Nottingham, International Cartographic Association (ICA) and gvSIG Association.
More details of ELOGeo at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/index.html
Over the next few months we will be adding many course materials and other resources to the repository for the benefit of the wider community. The learning material preparation guidelines are available at the ELOGeo site.
The ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies strongly supports ELOGeo initiative as part of its education and training agenda and we welcome contributions from all interested for this. We look forward for your support and active participation for this initiative.
Penn State offers excellent online courses and now has a program through the Open Educational Initiative (http://open.ems.psu.edu/) where you can access the online course material for free, but you do not get any instructor feedback/interaction or support or academic credit if you don't purchase the course, but can read through all the material.
For those of you interested in Python: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog485/node/93.