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 email@example.com.
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…
The University of Southern California’s GIS Program and Pearson Education have put together an infographic titled “Common Career Paths for the Student of Geographic Information Science & Technology”.
With the International ESRIUC behind us for another year it’s now time to digest all the amazing things we saw and heard about and get busy. If you aren’t motivated enough then perhaps this awesome presentation by Sara and Lily from Hawaii will inspire you. These incredibly smart and passionate ladies are using GIS in their efforts to tackle a local environmental concern, the invasion of the mangrove on the shores of their home, Molokai, Hawaii. I’m always completely blown away each year at ESRIUC when I hear from the K-12 students, the ESRI K-12 & EDU team, and what they are doing and this year was no different. Enjoy the presentation, and if you’ve already seen them, go ahead and watch it again, I did! (Video Source: Esri)
In typical map geek fashion, Esri has shared a clever Story Map to help the GeoGeek navigate some of the best things to do while in San Diego at the annual International ESRIUC. Tips range from networking opportunities, key learning events, Dev talks, a 5K walk and there’s even a group yoga class – pretty much something for everyone!
You definitely won’t be bored during ESRIUC week!
An interesting MOOC from Esri with a focus on Location analytics starts soon. This from Esri… The Location Advantage is a free, instructor-led massive open online course (MOOC) that will be offered by Esri for the first time on May 12th in 2015 and lasts 6 weeks.
Learn how location information can help businesses question, analyze, interpret, and visualize data, enabling more informed decisions
Would be coders, hackers, mashup artists and others are honing their coding skills, many of them brushing up on Java and Java Script. A number of free toolkits, guides, white papers and other learning aids are available to take advantage of including the following:
Java 8 Features: With no doubts, Java 8 release is the greatest thing in the Java world since Java 5 (released quite a while ago, back in 2004). It brings tons of new features to the Java as a language, its compiler, libraries, tools and the JVM (Java virtual machine) itself. In this guide we are going to take a look at all these changes and demonstrate the different usage scenarios on real examples