Thursday, June 25, 2009

GIS course to take place in Costa Rica in September 2009!

Great news for everyone interested in learning more about GIS, a powerful tool for researchers!

Come to Costa Rica and learn an enormous array of valuable and career developing GIS and GPS skills in a relaxed and beautiful setting, collate and analyse the data you’ve collected; share your experience and interacting with other researchers and professionals, as well as the local community experiencing Costa Rica!

The course is structured into two 1-week sections

Week One: Core Skills for ArcGIS
Compile and organize data, use symbols and labels, work with table tools, edit tools to create and clean the data, perform basic analysis, and create finished maps. Will use conservation and natural resource data and will work with typical conservation scenarios, such as identifying likely areas for elephant habitat or locating fish monitoring sites along rivers.

Week Two: Advanced Skills for ArcGIS – Geoprocessing, Analysis, Raster GIS, and Productivity
Use of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension that works with Raster GIS and provides advanced analysis functionality. Use of ModelBuilder to create models and tools for analysis and to improve productivity. Students are encouraged to bring their own data to work on in this class, as we will leave time at the end of the week and during evenings to work on your projects with help from the instructor and other students.

The course was recently taught in Mexico with great success, check it out

See you in September!