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The MappingGIS Courses: the best there is.

MappingGIS, besides offering us an interesting blog, concentrates its business model on an online training offer on topics of the geospatial context.

In 2013 alone, more than 225 students took their courses, a number that seems considerable to me, considering that the effort lies in two entrepreneurs who started this a little over a year ago. So we are taking advantage of the start of 2014 to promote your initiative.

Online Python course for ArcGIS 10.

Learn to create scripts to automate GIS tasks and handle spatial information

With this you learn to use the Python programming language in an enjoyable and intuitive way. The course is aimed at regular users of ArcGIS who want to go one step further, automating information management tasks, geoprocessing and mapping generation.

In this course you will learn, step by step to:

  • Develop seamlessly with the Python programming language.
  • Generate your own scripts to store in them the GIS processes that were previously done by hand.
  • Inventories, reports and queries on GIS content are easily generated.
  • Step from making small GIS operations to managing large volumes of information.
  • Management and generation of maps and series of maps even without opening ArcGIS.

Online course of web mapping application development. 

Performs a complete geospatial architecture with OpenGeo Suite

The course is aimed at all those who wish to learn how to develop web map applications with open source software, from the import of the data, its management and the publication of the same via the web following OGC standards.

In this course you will learn, step by step to:

  • Create spatial databases and perform spatial analysis with PostGIS.
  • Upload and create spatial data services with GeoServer.
  • Compose maps and create styles from the web with GeoExplorer.
  • Optimize the cache of map images with GeoWebCache.
  • Create custom web mapping applications with OpenLayers and Leaflet.
  • Create and use geoJSON files to save your architecture and make everything easier.

Online course of GIS Expert: ArcGIS, gvSIG and QGIS. 

Learn how to manage the three most demanding and widespread desktop GIS clients in the job market worldwide.

It is a complete course in which one learns to work with raster and vectorial geographic information, projections, topological rules, editing, creating symbology and labeling, composition of maps for printing and online publication, geoprocessing with tools such as Model Builder in ArcGIS, SEXTANTE in gvSIG or GRASS in QGIS, etc.

In this course you will learn, step by step to:

  • Know the interface of ArcGIS, gvSIG and QGIS.
  • Work with external layers and services.
  • Edit spatial data.
  • Working with coordinate systems and georeferencing raster images.
  • Create symbology and tagging.
  • Create map compositions.
  • Create geodatabases and topology.
  • Perform spatial analysis.
  • Working with SEXTANTE.
  • Publish maps online.

Online Course of Spatial Databases: PostGIS. 

Starts managing the open source spatial database PostGIS.

In this course fill needs like: How to import shapefiles to the database? How to speed up response speed when running queries? How is spatial analysis performed? Why is there a geometry type and a geography type? How to see the data what is in PostGIS?

 In addition, you will learn methodically, step by step:

  • How to install PostgreSQL + PostGIS
  • How to create a database and equip it with space capacity
  • Loading spatial data
  • How to view and access data stored in PostGIS
  • What types of geometry exist
  • How I perform spatial analysis and what spatial functions exist
  • How to speed up queries
  • How to work with raster data
  • How to work with OpenStreetMap data

ArcGIS online course. 

Learn how to manage the most widespread and demanded desktop GIS client in the job market worldwide.

It is a complete course in which you will learn to work with raster and vectorial geographic information, editing, symbology and labeling, projections, georeferencing, geoprocessing, geodatabase creation and topology, composition of maps for printing and publication of web viewers with ArcGIS online.

In this course you learn, step by step:

  • How to edit geo data
  • How to operate with tables
  • Working with Coordinate Systems
  • How to georeference raster images
  • How to run ArcToolbox tools
  • How to perform analysis with Modelbuilder
  • Creating Symbology and Labeling
  • How to perform raster analysis with Spatial Analyst
  • How to create geodatabases
  • How to create topological rules
  • How to publish maps online with ArcGIS online

Online course of QGIS.

Qgis Learn how to manage the most powerful and demanded open source desktop GIS software in the labor market worldwide.

It is a complete course in which you will learn to work with geographic and vector raster information, projections, edition, symbology and labeling, map composition for printing, geoprocessing, GRASS, online publication, etc.

In this course you learn, step by step:

  • What is a GIS?
  • QGIS interface. Introduction to coordinate systems.
  • Symbology and Labeling.
  • Generating information and editing tables.
  • Space operations.
  • Integration of GRASS into QGIS.
  • Generation of maps for printing and online publication.
  • Integration with spatial databases: PostGIS.

The courses work with the Virtual Classroom, so that they can be taken at any time and with 24-hour access. And we find it interesting how they take advantage of the blog and their mailing list as a showcase of the quality of their courses.

To learn more,

Go to MappingGIS courses

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. It is an honor that you have written such a complete article with our courses. We are enormously grateful. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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