Archive for July, 2011

August Sale on Self-Paced GIS Training Bundles

Posted on July 31, 2011. Filed under: GeoSpatial Training Services |

During the month of August you can save up to $100 on our self-paced GIS training bundles.  Bundling our self-paced courses is an excellent way to obtain training in several different subjects while getting a great discount on registration fees. Our current selection of software training bundles include:

Our self-paced GIS Training provides a fast, easy, inexpensive, and highly effective method for acquiring GIS skills. Here are some of the key features of our self paced training:

  • Courses are delivered through our Virtual GIS Classroom
  • What is the Virtual GIS Classroom? You can view a sample class here.  Click “Login as a guest”
  • One year of access for each course registration
  • Bound hard copies of the lecture notes are available for a small additional charge.  These are excellent resources if you need to take notes while watching the lectures.
  • Courses can be taken from anywhere that you have an Internet connection.  No special software is needed.
  • An average of 40 hours training with each full length GIS course.
  • Exercises and data included with each full length course to give hands-on experience with the software.
  • GIS courses offered in a variety of formats including full length courses, chapter length courses, and job aids.
  • Compatible with PCs and Mac
  • GIS training delivered by experts in both audio and video – Anyone can learn regardless of your learning style (auditory or visual)
  • You can repeat lessons anytime you like, from anywhere you like (you can’t do that with classroom training).
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Fall GIS Training Schedule from GeoSpatial Training Services

Posted on July 29, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

We’re looking forward to an exciting Fall schedule of web-based, instructor guided training as well as traditional face to face training.  Here is our current schedule.

Traditional face-to face training

Web based, instructor guided

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GIS Salary Survey Results

Posted on July 27, 2011. Filed under: .NET, AGIS Server API for Flex, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server for Silverlight, ESRI, GeoSpatial Training Services, JavaScript, Open Source GIS, OpenLayers, PostGIS, Python |

We’re keeping the survey open through July 31st.  If you haven’t already participated in the survey please take a few moments to do so and forward this to your colleagues.

To date we have had 731 respondents.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • 40% of respondents list their job titles as either GIS Analyst or GIS Technician.  16% are GIS Managers/Coordinators/Directors, and 6% GIS Developers/Programmers.
  • 40% of respondents have 10 years of experience or greater.
  • 43% have a Master’s degree or higher.  Should You Get a Master’s Degree in GIS?
  • 70% of respondents are male.  I suppose this is better than it was 10 years ago, but we really need to attract more women to the field.
  • 41% of you are between the ages of 30-39.  24%  are between the ages of 40-49.  Less than 2% are above the age of 60.
  • Salaries appear to be widely dispersed with 29% between $50,000-$70,000/year.  I was surprised to see almost 13% below $20,000/year.
  • ESRI is far and away the most popular platform with 93% of respondents indicating this as one of their primary platforms.  This question allows more than one platform to be selected.  Open Source GIS software came in second at 14%.  I suspect this will grow quite a bit in the coming years.
  • Primary programming languages in use include .NET (55%), Python (50%) , JavaScript (27%), Java (20%), and Flex (17%).  You can learn more about Python, JavaScript, and Flex through our training classes.

You can get all the results here.

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Web Mapping Programmers Bundle

Posted on July 15, 2011. Filed under: ArcGIS Server, GeoSpatial Training Services, Google Maps, Open Source GIS, OpenLayers |

Today we are pleased to announce that our Web Mapping Programmers Bundle is now available for purchase.

This is a set of four self-paced, web based courses focused on developing web mapping applications with three of the leading JavaScript APIs.

Courses include:

This bundle of courses will be made available on Monday, July 18th.  Links to each of the courses will be sent out on that date.

Through July 22nd you can pre-purchase this bundle for $299.00.   After July 22nd the bundle will sell for $399.00.

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