GIS schools/courses

Geographic Information Systems programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees (On campus, Online or On-site)
Total 56 training courses/programs at schools in Boston, MA, USA

Northeastern University

Campus/Training Center: Boston
Phone No.: 617.373.2000


Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Introduces students to the use of a geographic information system (GIS), and explores the practical application of GIS to support geographic inquiry, analysis, and decision making. Topics include spatial data collection, data accuracy and uncertainty, cartographic principles and data visualization, geographic analysis, and legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with the use of a GIS. Students gain hands-on experience with a leading commercial GIS software package. Case studies from geology, environmental science, urban planning, architecture, social studies, and engineering are investigated.

Harvard Extension School

Campus/Training Center: Boston
Phone No.: (617) 495-4024

Introduction to GIS

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS). It also teaches the essential skills of spatial data management, analysis, and visualization through the use of the ArcGIS software package. Upon completion of this course, students understand the fundamental concepts of a GIS including spatial data models, spatial analysis, and cartographic principles. They also gain hands-on training in spatial data collection, editing, transformation, and mapping, as well as spatial analysis operations such as location-based query, address geocoding, terrain and watershed analysis, spatial interpolation, best site selection, least cost path delineation, and a number of other GIS modeling techniques. GIS technology has broad applications in the natural and social sciences, humanities, environmental studies, engineering, and management. Examples include wildlife habitat study, urban and regional planning, contagious disease monitoring, agriculture an... [Read More]

University of Illinois at Chicago

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 312-996-7000

GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Aims to promote a critical understanding of the basic practices and techniques associated with GIS applications in the environmental and public health areas.

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1.877.668.7727

Internet-Based GIS

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Introduces the basic concepts associated with publishing spatial data and serving maps on the Internet. Examines the use of Internet mapping software, as well as the basics of designing and operating an effective map publishing and customization environment.

GIS Management and Implementation

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Examines strategies for successful GIS management and implementation in an organizational context. Investigates four primary issues: implementation planning, data management, data and technology assessment, and organizational setting.

GIS Customization

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Provides an in-depth introduction to the customization of Esri ArcGIS using Python. The focus is on providing a fundamental understanding of how Python is integrated into ArcGIS 10. Students have an opportunity to gain a working knowledge of how to apply Python in ArcMap. Weekly assignments are deigned to provide hands-on experience with ArcGIS, Modelbuilder, Python, geoprocessing, and ArcPy. ESRI Virtual Campus classes are used to enhance the materials being explored in the text and exercises.

GIS Analysis

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Explores the practical application of GIS to support geographic inquiry and decision making. Focuses on technical knowledge of the common tasks that a GIS analyst faces in applying GIS to a variety of spatial problems. Offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a leading commercial GIS software package.

University of Washington

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 206-543-9198

GIS and Decision Support

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

provides students with a learning experience about GIS methods in the context of several pervasive decision support contexts involving urban-regional sustainability management settings. Two significant categories characterize the decision support contexts: topics and decision situations. Three inter-related topics ?land use, transportation and water resources ?are fundamental to how people upgrade and/or degrade the quality of life in communities, each having a significant influence on the natural environment. Three pervasive decision situations ?planning, improvement programming and project implementation ?are ways that communities attempt to address quality of life changes in the long, medium and short terms. Students work with GIS methods in both off-the-shelf commercial and customized software to address various decision support scenarios that characterize those nine contexts (of three topics by three decision situations). Students gain exposure to group-based decisio... [Read More]

GIS Programming

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

In Geography 565 students receive hands-on experience with the Python programming language, which is applicable to GIS database work, particularly related to extending current commercial GIS such as ArcGIS. Students learn the basics of geoprocessing using command line, dialog box, ModelBuilder and Python scripting interfaces to interact with geospatial databases. Students develop Python programming/scripting skills fundamental to advanced GIS data manipulation based on previous work with data management course work. Assignments are conducted as team work, with students playing analysis and programmer roles to develop programming projects.

GIS Mapping

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

provides students with an opportunity to learn and use concepts, techniques and software tools that are part of geographic information systems (GIS). GIS brings together geovisualization technology, data management technology and geospatial analysis technology to enable people to develop geospatial databases, analyze those databases and depict them in the form of 2D and 3D map displays. Students apply principles of map design in lab assignments for different types of maps depicting sustainability ?social, economic and environmental ?topics at geographic scales from global to local. Students practice critical thinking skills during geographic information representation and use GIS mapping software.

GIS Data Management

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

exposes students to geospatial database management software ?particularly solutions provided by Environmental Systems Research Institute ?including personal geodatabase and enterprise geodatabase management solutions. Case studies in database management provide students with hands-on experience using a variety of data types and sizes of databases. Issues addressing data sources and data quality inform students about the benefits and drawbacks of transforming data into information. Implications of managing small, medium, and large databases are explored.

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