GIS schools/courses

Geographic Information Systems programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees (On campus, Online or On-site)
Total 53 training courses/programs at schools in Philadelphia, PA, USA

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.

GIS (Master Degree)

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is more than just map displays and data acquisition. It can be an integral part of a design process to develop sustainable solutions, which balance economic, social and environmental considerations, for the world&,#146,s most challenging problems.

The Professional Master&,#146,s Program in Geographic Information Systems (PMPGIS) teaches you how to design a sustainable world with GIS. Learn how to model complex land, transportation and resource problems using geospatial technologies and sustainability management workflows.

This unique program teaches you advanced spatial thinking skills and GIS techniques, and is the only program of its kind to offer a concentration in sustainability management.

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Designed for the working professional, PMPGIS offers most of its courses online. Part-time students complete their degree in two years (nine quarters). In summer courses, you will spend a... [Read More]

University of Denver

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 303-871-2000

GIS in Telecommunications

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Telecommunications is a thriving technology and business, accounting for a significant percentage of technical advances and revenue around the globe. GIS has emerged as a crucial tool in the telecommunications field for maintaining existing entities, planning for additional ones, and for gaining an advantage in this very competitive marketplace. The use of GIS in the telecom industry continues to grow because GIS technology accommodates the many CAD programs and drawings representing plant and transmission towers/coverage as well as the geographic representations of those items. Only a few years ago, introducing GIS into a telecom business required significant cash outlay, but through less expensive hardware and more user-friendly software, now even a modest CLEC can implement an effective GIS.
This course exposes students to the various applications and uses for GIS in the telecom arena by breaking down the miscellaneous telecom requirements into GIS components and tech... [Read More]

University of Colorado Denver

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: (877) 823-3644

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Master Degree)

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) option expands upon system development skills through understanding geographic information systems work flows, analysis processes, and data models.
This option is available as part of the Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Technology Management​&,#8364,&,#8364,? and Web and Mobile Computing specializations. The GIS option addresses how map representations can be abstracted in geo-databases to develop intelligent GIS systems. Learn how GIS can improve efficiencies, decision making, planning, geographic accountability, science-based plans, and communication.

The GIS option is offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering and Applied Science and a certificate in GIS is awarded by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.


Complete the following:
Your primary Specialization (BI, Enterprise Technology Management, or Web and Mobile)
Introduction to Geogra... [Read More]

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 414-227-3200

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in Transit

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Experience the convenience and flexibility of this asynchronous online 11-week program. Learn how to apply GIS knowledge in transit planning and operations to increase efficiency and effectiveness within your organization.

SECTION I: Introduction to GIS (William Huxhold)
-- Understanding the Utility of GIS in Transit

SECTION II: Fundamentals of Transportation Planning (Edward Beimborn)
-- Decision Oriented Planning
-- Characteristics of Riders/Market Demand Analysis
-- Transit Performance Evaluation
-- Route Location Models

SECTION III: Concepts for GIS in Transportation Planning (Zhong-Ren Peng)
-- How GIS Enhances the Transportation Planning Process
-- How to Integrate GIS into the Planning Process
-- What Types of Data can be Analyzed Using GIS in a Transportation Planning Context (Tiger files, census data)
-- Bringing the Results to the Internet

SECTION IV: Database Models (Eric Fowler)
-- Database Structure for... [Read More]

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