Learn GIS from Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program. High-quality, convenient education for busy professionals.

Learn GIS from Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program. High-quality, convenient education for busy professionals.

Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, September 10 to October 11, online.
Instructor: Nicholas D'Ambrosio, Principal, Nomad Geomatics
Course fee: $295. Scholarship of $50 to first 10 who register. Use promotion code: BGBBS
14 AICP Certification Maintenance credits to be requested for this class.

Geographical/Land Information System (GIS/LIS) is a computerized system capable of storing, manipulating and using spatial data describing location and significant properties of the earth's surface, GIS is an interdisciplinary technology used for studying and managing land uses, land resource assessment, environmental monitoring and hazard/toxic waste control, introduces this emerging technology and its applications. This course will explain what Geographic Information Systems are all about, as well as who is using GIS, and how it can be applied. It will introduce you to the importance of map scale, projections and coordinate reference systems before introducing more advanced topics and issues related to the current theory and practice in the geospatial industry.

Featured Topics Include:
• Scale and Projections
• GIS Data Types
• GIS Hardware Demands
• GIS Software and Capabilities
• Data Collection and Editing
• Data Storage and Metadata
• GIS Display and Data Sharing and
• GIS Organizational Issues

Course participants will also receive references to other resources; data collection and models used for analysis; real world GIS applicability; GIS training and experience on the most up to date software available; tips, tricks, shortcuts; and a real world resume booster.

Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program courses are designed for busy professionals who want high quality learning. There are no required meetings and you can participate in your class from virtually any computer with an Internet connection. Our classes are interactive – you can share ideas and get insights from the instructor and planning professionals from around the United States. Unlike traditional workshops in which you have a few minutes to talk with experts, BOCEP classes give you more than a month to ask questions and build your knowledge.

BOCEP is produced by Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, which has one of the best planning programs in the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/bocep

Posted August 6, 2008

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