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There is more to geospatial technology than learning to manipulate desktop software, but that is where most of us start. The Biodiversity Center has tried to keep track of the various education products available, especially those that serve users who are at the front end of the learning curve.
UW-Green Bay - Environmental Sciences
For the 2013-2014 academic year, course structure and content will be about the same as in the past few years. Significant changes will be taking place in the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Stay tuned.
- Remote Sensing and GIS - ENV SCI 454/654 is described as follows in the 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog: "Large area, small scale analysis of earth surface features by satellite imagery and data. Manual and computer-assisted manipulation of multispectral images with respect to vegetation, geology, soils, water resources and land use."
UW-Green Bay - Public and Environmental Affairs
An asterisk indicates that the course is also listed in the Geography Department catalog:
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - PU EN AF 250
- GIS in Public and Environmental Policy - PU EN AF 350*
- Advanced Geographic Information Systems - PU EN AF 450* is described as follows in the 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog: "Project-based course using ArcGIS. Students define a project, develop a database, analyze spatial data, and develop GIS maps displaying results of their analysis."
- GIS In Health was last taught in 2010. It is on on-line offering that was put together in response to interest from students
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri)
The GIS education pie is sliced up into quite a few pieces. While academic institutions account for a substantial chunk, the private sector is active as well starting with ESRI.
- Esri Instructor-Led Training offers a variety of traditional classroom and online classroom products.
- Esri Self-Paced Training offers a variety of no-cost and low-cost web courses, training seminars and workbooks.
Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility (LICGF) at UW-Madison
A variety of instructor-led and on-line classes are offered. program info
Certificate programs are an option for students considering a career in geospatial technology. There has been some interest in starting such a program at UW-Green Bay. The following links provide information on the structure and content of some established programs: