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Esri Virtual Campus Courses

Esri E-Learning (Virtual Campus) includes self-paced courses, seminars, videos, and other resources covering a wide variety of GIS and ArcGIS topics.

The Harvard affiliate will have unlimited access to free self-paced e-learning on:

Esri UC 2015 Technical Workshop Recordings

Esri UC 2015 Technical Workshop video recordings are now available online.  But we have only one concurrent license for Harvard users.

Esri Free Online Course - Go Places with Spatial Analysis

Date  September 1, 2015 - 9:00am

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data.

How to Select the Best Imagery for Your Remote Sensing Project

Do you need to understand how to choose a remote sensing approach for your work? This webinar will prepare you to select the best imagery to meet the needs and objectives of your next project. Advantages and disadvantages of digital vs. analog imagery will be discussed. The characteristics common to all imagery will be presented, defined, and examples provided. The final selection of the best imagery is always determined by balancing these characteristics with cost. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of these tradeoffs and costs of imagery. Russ Congalton of UNH Presents.

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Penn State online course)

Date  March 25, 2015 - 9:00am to May 6, 2015 - 12:00am

Penn State's innovative 5-week course, available online for free.

This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. Explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories.

Penn State Open Educational Resourses

Penn State offers substantial portions of free online GIS related courses in their Derpartment of Geography. These resources are available for reuse by teachers and learners worldwide who do not intend to apply for admission, register for classes, or pursue a certificate or degree at Penn State. The resources are freely available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license. Please see the License section for more information.

Spatial Database Management and Advanced GIS - MIT

This class offers a very in-depth set of materials on spatial database management, including materials on the tools needed to work in spatial database management, and the applications of that data to real-life problem solving.  Exercises and tools for working with SQL, as well as sample database sets, are provided. 

Introduction to GIS (Harvard Map Collection)

The Introduction to GIS consists of a three-part movie accompanied by hands-on exercises using ArcGIS.


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