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Geographic Information Systems Certificates

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professionals are needed in many industries. Thousands of organizations including businesses, government, educators and scientists, environmental and conversation organizations use GIS to solve problems and improve processes. Many occupations that use GIS as an essential tool for data analysis, marketing, and cost containment. Our instructors are experts who use GIS in their daily work.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Move beyond the basics of QGIS and learn how to use Plugins, add basemaps to QGIS Desktop. Create joins, work with selections, develop new attribute columns, create and populate a SpatiaLite and GeoPackage databases, georeference imagery, edit vector data, and use the Processing Toolbox to geoprocess data. Geoprocessing tools to be introduced include clip, dissolve, buffer, hillshade, slope and aspect. QGIS certification included in registration fee. Prerequisite: QGIS: Beginning. Required Text: Discover QGIS 3.x ‐ https://locatepress.com/dq3

Section Spring 1

69322
$425
4/14/20 - 4/23/20
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Learn advanced hands?on techniques in GIS. Topics include working with extensions such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Learn how to work with raster data and work with ArcScene to build 3D scenes. Batch process data in ArcToolBox, create your own toolboxes, and automate workflows by building a model in Model Builder. Prerequisite: 69306

Section Spring 1

69307
$525
4/16/20 - 5/9/20
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Sandeep Talasila
CE South Building

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Learn advanced data visualization techniques only available in QGIS such as Blending Modes, Live Layer Effects, working with the Time Manager, Geometry generators, implementing expression based symbology and working with Mesh data. Learn how features such as Editing in Place and Editing widgets can lead to more efficient workflows. Create animations in the new 3D environment. Learn how to use the Processing Modeler to automate workflows. Work with linear networks to find the shortest route. Process raster data and work with hydrologic modeling tools. QGIS certification included in registration fee. Prerequisite: QGIS: Intermediate. Required Text: Discover QGIS 3.x ‐ https://locatepress.com/dq3

Section Spring 1

69323
$425
5/14/20 - 5/26/20
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Geographic Information Systems Certificate

4 courses are required to earn this certification

Required Classes (4)
Class Name

Learn advanced hands?on techniques in GIS. Topics include working with extensions such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Learn how to work with raster data and work with ArcScene to build 3D scenes. Batch process data in ArcToolBox, create your own toolboxes, and automate workflows by building a model in Model Builder. Prerequisite: 69306

69307 | $525

Geographic Information Systems: Advanced - Spring 1

4/16/20 - 5/9/20
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Sandeep Talasila
CE South Building

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Learn basic principles of map design and map reading. Explore concepts such as map scale, coordinate reference systems, projections, datums, symbology, and labeling conventions. Learn map interpretation with healthy skepticism. Create maps on a digital platform. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

69304 | TBA

Cartography Basics

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Registration Office for more information.

Geographic Information Systems with QGIS Certificate

4 courses are required to earn this certification

Required Classes (4)
Class Name

Move beyond the basics of QGIS and learn how to use Plugins, add basemaps to QGIS Desktop. Create joins, work with selections, develop new attribute columns, create and populate a SpatiaLite and GeoPackage databases, georeference imagery, edit vector data, and use the Processing Toolbox to geoprocess data. Geoprocessing tools to be introduced include clip, dissolve, buffer, hillshade, slope and aspect. QGIS certification included in registration fee. Prerequisite: QGIS: Beginning. Required Text: Discover QGIS 3.x ‐ https://locatepress.com/dq3

69322 | $425

QGIS: Intermediate - Spring 1

4/14/20 - 4/23/20
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Learn advanced data visualization techniques only available in QGIS such as Blending Modes, Live Layer Effects, working with the Time Manager, Geometry generators, implementing expression based symbology and working with Mesh data. Learn how features such as Editing in Place and Editing widgets can lead to more efficient workflows. Create animations in the new 3D environment. Learn how to use the Processing Modeler to automate workflows. Work with linear networks to find the shortest route. Process raster data and work with hydrologic modeling tools. QGIS certification included in registration fee. Prerequisite: QGIS: Intermediate. Required Text: Discover QGIS 3.x ‐ https://locatepress.com/dq3

69323 | $425

QGIS: Advanced - Spring 1

5/14/20 - 5/26/20
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Learn basic principles of map design and map reading. Explore concepts such as map scale, coordinate reference systems, projections, datums, symbology, and labeling conventions. Learn map interpretation with healthy skepticism. Create maps on a digital platform. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

69304 | TBA

Cartography Basics

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Registration Office for more information.

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