As data continues to permeate every sector of our lives, the use of geographic information system (GIS) mapping technology in products and services is increasing. Learn about the leading tools and core fundamentals of GIS for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
Learn the fundamentals of GIS and where it's heading.
Explore the functionality of the leading GIS tools.
Develop specialized skills in Python coding for GIS.
Get solutions to real-world GIS challenges, such as collecting quality data, creating projections, and finding a GIS job.
2h 43m • COURSE
ArcGIS Pro Essential Training with Gordon Luckett
Learn how to conduct analysis and create professional 2D and 3D maps with ArcGIS Pro.
2h 20m • COURSE
Learning QGIS with Gordon Luckett
Enrich your GIS data and make more effective maps with QGIS, an open-source GIS software.
2h 57m • COURSE
InfraWorks and ArcGIS: AEC Collaboration with Lynda Sharkey
In a course ideal for Autodesk InfraWorks users who are new to Esri ArcGIS Online, explore how to connect ArcGIS Online to streamline the population of GIS data to InfraWorks.
2h 53m • COURSE
QGIS and Python for AEC with Gordon Luckett
Expedite your AEC workflow. Learn how to use Python scripting to automate and augment the QGIS toolset.
2h 18m • COURSE
You'll master GIS for data science with these experts
Dr. Jason VanHorn is an expert in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and spatial analysis.
He holds a PhD from the Ohio State University, a Master of Science from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. Since completing his PhD, he has taught and established GIS research as an associate professor of geography at Calvin College, an undergraduate university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He currently serves as co-chair of the Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at Calvin College. Professor VanHorn's research foci involve 2D and 3D visualization and the spatial analysis of phenomena across space and time. His students learn foundational skills in mapping, cartographic theory, geodatabase management, and usage and design, along with advanced concepts that bridge the gap between rudimentary GIS skills and geospatial thinking.
Professor VanHorn has directed 25 different GIS research projects during the last seven years. He has worked extensively with Ethiopian spatial data; he co-led the January 2012 Digital Atlas Workshop at Bahir Dar University and acted as lead lecturer for the Ethiopian National Geospatial Standards Summit in December 2013 in Addis Ababa. He and his students have produced a series of national digital atlases with spatial data for Ethiopia, Eritrea, Liberia, Madagascar, Thailand, Nepal, and Niger. In 2017, he will embark on a five-year project mapping clean water access in Liberia. You can find him on Twitter @Dr_VanHorn.
Gordon Luckett is the president of Arrow Geomatics, Inc., a GIS consulting, training, and development company.
He has authored many of the official Infrastucture Map Server and AutoCAD Map 3D courses for Autodesk, Inc. Gordon works with many levels of governments, using Autodesk products to facilitate the integration of various systems. Oracle Spatial and Microsoft SQL Server Spatial are part of Gordon's specialties, especially when the software systems are combined with Autodesk and open-source GIS products.
Lynda Sharkey is a technical specialist, software prototyper, product manager, and technical marketer.
Over the last 17 years, Lynda has worked with decision makers, end users, and partners throughout Europe, the USA, and South Africa. She continues to be amazed at the myriad ways in which GIS and design technology can be used to build stronger, more resilient infrastructure, and more sustainable communities. She is almost Labrador-like in her enthusiasm to share that knowledge with anyone who cares to listen.
Her most recent corporate position was a product manager responsible for developing, prototyping, and bringing to market sustainable city and transportation solutions; however, she has eschewed the rat race, moved to Spain, and is now a freelance technical content creator and technical marketer. She also runs a small adventure-motorcycle rental and tour company with her husband.