Thursday, April 15, 2010

5 New Pages of Free GIS Software Programs - Make Your Own Maps

Just added 5 new pages of free GIS programs for you to download. If you are new to GIS, begin with "What is GIS? Then learn GIS basics with our Free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial and Atlas.

Once you've done that, check out all 9 pages of Free GIS Software Programs and all of the Free ArcGIS shapefile map layers that you can use to make your own digital maps.

If you are interested in a formal GIS education, check out our page of resources for online GIS certificates and degrees.


Click here for the first page of the Free GIS software programs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Online GIS (Geographic Information System) Education Resources - Distance Learning for Bachelors, Masters, Certificates

Online GIS Degree & Certificate Programs

Birkbeck Online GIS (geographic information system) Part Time Distance Learning and Evening Programs. Birkbeck's Department of Geography, Environment & Development Studies is one of the UK's leading geographical information research centres, hosting large GIS projects for several government departments.

City University London giCentre is one of the largest UK research groups focussing on mapping, analysing and visualizing information with a geographic component. We welcome partnerships with organisations seeking innovation, individuals looking for high quality Masters or PhD level training in GI and international researchers such as Leverhulme Fellows and visiting academics undertaking sabbatical study.

Elmhurst College Online GIS Geographic Information System Certificate Program. The Program is aligned with the core guidelines of the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA) and with the proposed standards of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) as well as the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) for professional GIS Certification.

John Hopkins Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Study GIS ONLINE with the flexibility of Johns Hopkins Graduate GIS Certificate Program. Johns Hopkins' Online Certificate Program in GIS is a graduate program providing a strong foundational education that delves into the principles and real-world applications of GIS.

Northwest Missouri State Master of Science in Geographic Information Science. The Master's program requires 32 credit hours and centers on a core of seven online courses (21 credits) that are required of each student. Students choose three elective courses (9 credits) and also complete a thesis.

Penn State Online GIS (geographic information system) Master's Degree and Certificate Programs. Since GIS is a relatively young and rapidly evolving technology, many users learn on the job. Thanks to Penn State's online GIS programs, practitioners can advance their knowledge, skills and careers without putting their lives on hold.

Purdue GIS (geographic information system) Programs. Our Mission is to apply GIS tools in inter-disciplinary education, outreach and research efforts, both for Purdue University and for Indiana municipalities.

UNIGIS Network offer postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses in Geographical Information Systems by open and distance learning. UNIGIS courses are modular and flexible study programmes. The content varies to meet local student needs.

University of Colorado (UCD) accredited Master of Engineering program - Geographic Information Systems. Program option is focused on growing and improving your skills in using and managing the rapidly developing spatial data theories and technologies used to support decisions on resource allocations and management.

University of Denver Online Geographic Information System GIS Master's Degree & Certificate Program. The master�s degree specialty and graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems can be earned entirely online or evenings on campus.

University of North Dakota GIS Online and Distance Learning Graduate Certificate Program. To keep up with the national demand for qualified GISc professionals, the University of North Dakota has launched an online Geographic Information Science (GISc) Graduate Certificate Program.

USC (University of Southern California) Online GIS (geographic information system) Master's Degree and Certificate Programs. There are too few trained GIS professionals to meet the demand for their expertise. Recognizing this disparity, the USC Geography Department in 1998 developed one of the first online GIS graduate Certificate programs.

Online GIS Degree & Certificate Related Resources

GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) - Becoming a Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional (GISP). A GISP is a certified geographic information systems (GIS) professional. A GISP has met the minimum standards for educational achievement, professional experience, and manner in which he or she contributes back to the profession.

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas.

Free Learn2Map Tutorial and Atlas - Learn the basics with free software and data.

GIS Jobs and Careers - Post your job wanted listing, read help wanted postings.

Best of Luck