GeoSpatial Training Services – 2007 in Review, 2008 Preview

Posted on January 7, 2008. Filed under: GeoSpatial Training Services |

As we start our 3rd year in business, GeoSpatial Training Services would like to give you an update on where we’re going in 2008 as well as take a look at the many exciting developments that took place in 2007! 2007 was a fantastic year for GeoSpatial Training Services! Here are just some of our achievements for the year.

We’re looking forward to an even bigger year in 2008. Please continue reading below for some exciting new announcements about our forthcoming offerings in the next year.

Instructor Led GIS Courses on the Internet

Our new Virtual GIS Classroom blends the best of instructor led and e-learning formats into a new web based format that allows for more interactivity between the instructor and student, and between students. 

Upcoming Courses

  • GIS Programming 101 (Python)
  • GIS Programming 102 (VB & ArcObjects)
  • Google Earth Seminar
    • Introduction to Google Earth
    • Mastering KML in Google Earth
    • Creating Dynamic Google Earth Applications
    • Using Arc2Earth with ArcMap and Google Earth

Our Internet course platform has the following features for each course:

  • Audio and visual lectures
  • Video software demonstrations
  • Supporting exercises and data
  • Class forums and chats
  • The ability to upload course assignments for instructor review
  • Wikis
  • Supplemental reading materials
  • Quizzes
  • Glossaries
  • Peer assessment
  • Much more!

Benefits of e-learning through Virtual GIS Classroom

 New E-Learning Courses Coming Soon

We have several new traditional (download and CD/DVD format) e-learning courses scheduled for release during 2008.

  • Introduction to ArcGIS
  • Creating Dynamic Google Earth Applications with Python
  • Introduction to Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • Raster GIS Analysis Using ESRI’s Spatial Analyst

Custom Training

GeoSpatial Training Services can provide custom GIS course development for your organization for the following needs:

  • Conversion of existing instructor led training materials to virtual e-delivery format
  • Preparation and delivery of custom training and support materials for instructor led or e-learning delivery
    • Instructor/facilitator guides
    • PowerPoint presentations for trainers
    • Student workbooks and manuals
    • Self paced e-learning
    • Job aids, teaching aids, hand-outs, and quick reference guides
    • Class exercises and assessments
  • Development of training materials to support your custom off the shelf (COTS) products
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