URISA – the Association for GIS Professionals and the King County GIS Center are partnering to bring five URISA certified classes to Seattle May 3-7. Each daylong workshop costs only $150 with workbook.
Here is what you will learn in the Open Source GIS Software workshop on May 3:
Overview Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years. Over the past few years the open source choices in GIS have been broader and more capable than ever before. This workshop will focus on GIS open source software. It will give an overview of current developments from technical and management perspectives. Selected packages and their applications in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.
Audience Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisites.
• Open Source GIS background and development
• Overview of Open Source GIS spatial functionalities
• Live demonstration
• Interoperability: The Open Source GIS spectrum
• Planning and implementation issues
Instructor: Carl Anderson, Fulton County, GA Here is a list of all upcoming training at the KCGIS Center with links to more information:
URISA Workshop Week: May 3-7, 2010, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
An Overview of Open Source GIS Software - May 3 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_OpenSource.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Addresses and IS/GIS Implementation: Key to GIS Success - May 4 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_Addresses.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Cartography and Map Design- May 5 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_Cartography.aspx (Registration and fee required).
GIS Program Management- May 6 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_GISPrgmMgmt.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Building Quality Spatial Data- May 7 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_BuildQualityData.aspx (Registration and fee required).
ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality, May 10-12, 2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/DesktopII.aspx (Registration and fee required)
ArcGIS Desktop III: GIS Workflow and Analysis, May 13-14, 2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/DesktopIII.aspx (Registration and fee required)
ESRI training offered at the KCGIS Center during the next two months includes ArcGIS Desktop I, II, and III, Intro to ArcGIS Server, Introduction to the Multiuser Geodatabase, and Performing Analysis with ArcGIS Desktop. For more information, see: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/ESRICourses.aspx.
Want to learn more about the GIS Academy or other GIS Training Express courses? You can meet the KCGIS Center instructors in this brief video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPDbIDUXcM.
For more information see: www.kingcounty.gov/gis/training, or call Cheryl Wilder at 206-263-5220. Classes are held in the King County GIS Center Training Facility in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square (http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/About/Location.aspx)