CLEAR Spring and Summer Geospatial Training Schedule

I’m pleased to share with you all CLEAR’s spring and summer Geospatial Training Schedule. In addition to our traditional 1-3 day trainings, we are also offering two hour long free webinars that might be of interest to some of you. Please check out our schedule below and let me know if you have any questions. Visit our training website at All trainings are taught at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam, CT.

Training Courses:

Mashup Madness: Using Google Tools to Create Maps on the Web: May 24 and July 12

This one-day training covers the basics of Google Maps and Google Earth. Topics covered include methods for creating customized maps using Google My Maps, Google Earth, KML and Google Fusion Tables. Participants will also learn methods for collaborative mapping and techniques for embedding interactive maps on a website. No prior GIS experience is necessary.

Pictures, Points and Places: An Introduction to GPS: June 9-10 and July 28-29

This two-day training covers the basics of GPS technology. Participants will learn how to use handheld GPS receivers in the field to collect geospatial data and georeferenced photographs. The training also covers methods for integrating GPS data and geolocated photographs into a GIS (MapWindow) and Google Earth. No prior GIS experience is necessary.

Geospatial Technologies at Work: An Introduction to GIS: June 22-24

A three-day intensive training covering introductory topics for desktop GIS. Teaching software is ArcGIS10. Topics covered include: data management strategies, connecting to geospatial data over the internet, working with geodatabases, understanding tabular data, symbolizing and classifying data, creating maps for printing and production, performing spatial data queries, and basic editing techniques. No prior GIS experience is necessary.

Learn more about these course offerings and download registration information here:

Free Webinars:

Free Google Tools for Creating Interactive Mapping Mashups May 10, 2-3 PM

Introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology & Smartphone Mapping “Apps July 19, 2-3 PM

Register for these and other CLEAR webinars here:

This announcement was posted on behalf of our colleagues at CLEAR.

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