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, and the skills needed for GIS are in high demand. This learning path is designed for those shifting their IT skills focus toward GIS, helping them master the leading tools and establish core fundamentals of GIS for data science.
Learn the fundamentals of GIS and where it's heading.
Master the functionality of the leading GIS tools.
Learn how to map 2D and 3D data with the new layout and geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS Pro.
4h 25m • COURSE
Visualizing Geospatial Data with Power Map in Excel with Chris Dutton
Learn how to build and visualize data within a dynamic heat map using Excel and Power Map.
37m 35s • COURSE
Real-World GIS with Jason VanHorn
Get solutions to real-world GIS challenges, such as collecting quality data, creating projections, and finding a GIS job.
2h 43m • COURSE
GIS on the Web with Jason VanHorn
Use Google Maps, Google Drive, Bing Maps, and other web technologies to analyze, map, and share GIS data.
2h 8m • COURSE
Learning QGIS with Gordon Luckett
Enrich your GIS data and make more effective maps with QGIS, the open-source GIS software.
2h 5m • COURSE
Learning ArcGIS with Adam Wilbert
Learn how to organize, display, analyze, and map geospatial data with ArcGIS.
3h 13m • COURSE
ArcGIS Essential Training with Adam Wilbert
Learn to create and manage data, maps, and analytical models with ArcGIS.
5h 31m • COURSE
Learning MapGuide Open Source with Gordon Luckett
Master the ins and outs of creating and publishing web-based maps and mapping applications with MapGuide Open Source.
1h 31m • COURSE
You'll master GIS for data science with these experts
Database and data visualization expert Adam Wilbert helps clients get better insights from their data.
As a consultant and trainer, Adam has spent over 5 years helping government, enterprise, and nonprofit clients use Access and Excel efficiently. Adam has developed Access databases for National Park Service managers and U.S. Geological Survey scientists, in addition to leading Access and Excel workshops throughout the United States through a partnership with Northwest Environmental Training Center. His in-depth multi-day training events benefit private firms such as Boeing and Verizon, NGOs, and government employees in agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and the Army Corps of Engineers.
As the founder of CartoGaia, a cartography firm, Adam produces publication quality mapping products to explore awareness in the spatial arrangement of data in order to help guide policy and decision makers in a wide variety of environmental and business applications. He was chosen as a featured contributor to the inaugural edition of the North American Cartographic Information Society's Atlas of Design. You can connect with Adam on Twitter @awilbert or at adamwilbert.com.
Chris Dutton is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and analytics consultant.
Chris has nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across automotive, retail, insurance, and travel verticals. He has developed award-winning business intelligence and data visualization tools, which have been featured by Microsoft, the New York Times, and the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). As founder of Excel Maven, Chris has helped thousands of students learn how to use Excel as a dynamic and powerful analytics tool, and has developed personalized training programs for individuals, private groups, and businesses across the country. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.
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.