Geospatial Training Opportunities from UConn’s CLEAR

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about geospatial technologies? If so then be sure to check out the late summer/fall 2010 geospatial training courses offered from our colleagues at UCONN’s Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR).

Geospatial Technologies at Work: An Introduction to GIS August 31-September 2

An intensive three-day course that introduces students to basic GIS concepts through the use of ESRI’s desktop GIS software. Course fee $300

Pictures, Points and Places: An Introduction to GPS September 16-17

A two-day hands on course that covers a wide variety of topics from planning data collection activities to the incorporation of GPS data into geographic information systems and “earth viewers” such as Google Earth. Participants will also learn how to integrate and georeference digital photographs in their mapping projects. Course fee $150

Mashup Madness: Using Google Tools to Create Maps on the Web October 19

NEW COURSE! This one-day course introduces students to the basics of creating simple mapping “mashups” – interactive, online maps using free tools including Google Maps and Google Earth. Topics explored include Google Maps “My Maps” and creating KML in Google Earth as well as techniques for sharing online maps through email and embedded content. Course fee $100

Creating and Using Geospatial Models: An Introduction to ModelBuilder for ArcGIS November 23

A one-day course that introduces ArcGIS users to the capabilities and uses of ModelBuilder, a tool which allows users to create geoprocessing models to automate repetitive tasks within ArcGIS. Some working knowledge of ArcGIS is strongly recommended. Course fee $100

Developing Custom Geoprocessing Tools: An Introduction to Python Scripting December 8-9

A two-day course which introduces ArcGIS users to the basics of writing and integrating Python scripts in ArcGIS. Python is a scripting language supported by ESRI. This course aims to provide students with the foundation and resources necessary to develop proficiency with automating geoprocessing tasks with Python scripts. This is an advanced course, individuals should be familiar with ArcGIS, ArcToolbox and geoprocessing tools. Course fee $150

* Note: All GIS training courses are currently taught using ArcGIS 9.3. ArcGIS 10 courses will begin in early 2011.

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