COGS, you’ve likely heard of it, or perhaps you know of it as the Center of Geographical Sciences. COGS has become well known in GIS EDU circles as a world-class institution. Students from all over the Globe attend COGS and most, if not all of them, find excellent careers in the GIS industry upon graducation. [Read more…] about So, What is it Like to Attend a world-leading GIS Education Program
Technology is constantly advancing, and, especially in GIS, change is constant. Therefore, it is vital to stay up-to-date and keep the field moving forward. As professionals, it is our responsibility to keep our pool of knowledge expanding. My colleague, GIS developer Courtney Kirkham has recently shared strategies she uses for self-driven learning. [Read more…] about Self-Driven Learning Strategies can be F.A.S.T
Eighteen (18) universities were among Forbes magazine’s best employers in the United States list, and Harvard University, which placed 9th, was the highest ranked university. Magazine also named Harvard among its Best Employers for Diversity for 2018. [Read more…] about Eighteen (18) Top Universities Among Forbes Best Employers
Are you interested in adding a drone / UAV certification to your resume or Linkedin profile? If so, take note of the latest EDU offering from Penn state University. Used by countless industries for data collection, surveillance and more, PSU has identified that there exists a need for experts who can interpret and apply the rapidly expanding data and images generated by them. According to PSU, the 12-credit program is aimed primarily at professionals with some experience in geospatial intelligence. NOTE, this is NOT official (FAA) drone operator’s certification
GeoExpress offers a dozen built-in applications that users can leverage to further process and enhance their geospatial data sets. LizardTech developed these tools to improve end user efficiency when working with raster satellite and aerial imagery and LiDAR elevation data. Most GeoExpress features can be applied during compression to create a one-step workflow,” said Parker. “More importantly, anyone can take advantage of these robust features with no training in image processing or GIS.
The white paper is free to download here.
Big Data, we hear about it all the time and really, when you think about it, GIS and geospatial technology is all about the data! Here’s a tip off about an interesting resource that is being offered for free for a limited time, Big Data for Dummies
With the year end almost here many of the popular online learning resources are sharing their top courses from 2015. No huge surprise but once again, Python programming courses cracked the Top 10 with popular E-Learning resource Coursera.
Something new from Esri Press for those interested in LiDAR and working with LiDAR data. There’s no doubt the LiDAR is very popular, just look at the extensive archive of news on the topic that we’ve shared! This new Esri Workbook Teaches Analysis Skills, Combining Lidar Data and ArcGIS Software. About the book… Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook presents problems that need to be solved using lidar data and the geospatial analysis tools in Esri’s GIS software, ArcGIS for Desktop.
Are you ambassador material? Have you got game and are you passionate about teaching others? Geospatial professionals, educators & students encouraged to help youth develop problem-solving skills using technology. Esri Canada connects GIS Ambassadors with schools in their community and provides a wealth of teaching resources including lesson plans, tutorials and activities for students. Interested participants may contact the Education and Research group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Day long week-end is here, that usually means back to school and for many people, a time to regroup and re-focus after a long summer. The fall is also a great time to think about upgrading some skills, either by enrolling in some form of training or starting some kind of self-paced learning. For those so inclined, here’s a few resources of interest to anyone wanting to polish up their programming & coding skills. Good luck…