Our first session was attended by 22 students from all around the world. We’d like to share some of the thoughts and comments from students that participated in this course.
– Jason Warzinik, GISP, GIS Manager, Boone County, MO
I have enjoyed the class. I like working at my own pace through the materials, between the other things I am working on. The examples are clear, and I appreciate that I will be able to go back and refer to them during my development efforts. The advanced dojo section seems like a deep topic, and I see myself referring back to that section and the other dojo resources as I am developing. Finally, I am glad that I was able to get this training in a cost-effective manner. It is difficult to get training classes up here in Alaska. Often we have to get on a plane and leave the state. As much as I enjoy travelling, it may not be the fiscally responsible thing to do in this era of strained budgets. This training format seems to work, and I hope to participate in more of these in the future.
– Erick Johnson, GISP, GIS Programming/Analyst – Matanuska – Susitna Borough
– Jeff Dobb, State of Montana
One big difference between this course and courses offered by other providers is the inclusion of a capstone project. Leading up to the capstone project we provide a couple dozen exercises designed to enhance your understanding of the lecture materials.
The capstone project differs significantly from these exercises and those you may have experienced from other training providers. We provide you with the functional specifications for a challenging project similar to what you might find when working on real-world projects. However, we don’t hold your hand on this project! Sure, we step in and lend a hand when you need it, but the point of this exercise is to develop your skills to a point where you can be self sufficient and confident in your ability to develop web mapping applications with ArcGIS Server. You will use the knowledge gained during this course through lectures and exercises along with the assistance of your session mates to complete this challenging project and deliver a finished product.
I can assure you that this is a great way to develop expertise in developing web mapping applications with ArcGIS Server before you actually do so in a real-world setting.
Our first session built a web mapping application that shows unemployment and demographic information for the county in which they live/work. The finished application displays maps, tables, and charts.
In this course we cover 7 modules including the following:
- Application Debugging with FireFox and Firebug
- Dojo + ArcGIS Server = Rapid Application Development
- Advanced Dojo Concepts
- Integrating ArcGIS Server with Google Maps
- Capstone Project
For more information on this course please contact eric at geospatialtraining.com
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