Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Free Online Course from ESRI

Location Data:  Free Online GIS Course Available from ESRI

ESRI, the leading GIS software producer, is offering a free online course for learning about the capabilities of spatial analysis.  The course is for users who have knowledge about data analysis but want to learn more specifically about location-based spatial data analysis.  Free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online (ESRI’s cloud-based GIS platform) is available during the course.

The course implements hands-on exercises, short video lectures, quizzes, case studies, and discussion and lasts six weeks, with two to three hours of study per week.  A certificate of completion and prizes are awarded.  The course begins March 4, 2015.  Register to save a place in the class.

Ball State University participates in an educational site license program with ESRI.  University faculty and staff have free access to the full site of ESRI software products for teaching, research, and administration purposes.  The GIS software is available for use in the Ball State University Libraries on computers in the GIS Research Area and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library, Educational Technology and Resources Collection in the lower level, and the Architecture Library.

For more information about using GIS software, please contact Angela Gibson, GIS Specialist, in the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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