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Livia Betancourt Mazur of Hunter College would like to invite women who are in the GIS discipline to take this survey. It should take about 30 minutes to complete. I am not collecting any personal information in the survey and IP addresses are not being recorded by the online survey instrument, so your identity will remain completely protected. The survey asks simple questions about your work history and experience and your opinion of the GIS workspace.
To take the survey simply navigate to the following Link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1688147/Women-in-GIS
Monroe Community College is now offering introductory GIS (GEG 130, Digital Earth) and Business GIS (GEG 135) Fall of 2014. If you are looking to learn some new skills or polish your current GIS knowledge this is a great opportunity for you to explore.
To learn more about the courses, please visit MCC Geography.
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Little @ firstname.lastname@example.org
August 4 to August 8, 2014, 9 AM to 5 PM
The Department of Geography at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Hunter Continuing Education are offering a five day professional course in Free and Open Source GIS. This five day course will span the entire range of GIS data capture, management, analysis, and visualization of geographic information using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). These different elements of the GIS workflow will be discussed over the first four days and will then be applied in a final project completed on Friday. The course will combine lectures with hands-on sessions where participants will work with different free and open source GIS packages. Since we expect participants from many different organizations in the tri-state area, this training course also presents an excellent networking opportunity.
The course is designed for experienced GIS users who want to broaden their skill set with expertise in the ever-growing world of free and open source GIS. Participants are expected to have a technical background and an interest in developing comprehensive workflows using multiple software components. While we do not require any programming experience, we will be working on the command line and developing some small scripts. Participants should be eager to master these valuable skills.
Carson Farmer and Carsten Kessler are Associate Directors of the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI Lab) and Assistant Professors for Geographic Information Science in the Department of Geography at Hunter College ‐ CUNY.
Carson has been working with open source GIS projects, including as core developer for QGIS, since 2007. His research interests revolve around movements and flows of individuals, information, and commodities within urban environments, and the development and implementation of novel spatial analysis methods and software aimed at characterizing these flows.
Carsten has extensive experience in projects around open data and the exchange of geographic information, both in international research projects and as a consultant. His research interests are in the areas of information integration, volunteered geographic information, emergency management, and collaborative and participatory GIS.
Both instructors will be present for the duration of the course to support the participants in the hands-on exercises.
Location, registration and fees
The course will be held at the Department of Geography’s computer lab in the Hunter North building at Lexington and 68th Street, Manhattan. Registration fee for this course is $1800 and includes access to computers and server space to run the exercises.
A decade or so ago, most people would have balked at the idea of carrying around a device in their pocket that could transmit their current location to banks, insurance providers and other businesses. While we rarely think of smartphones in these terms, many of us have become increasingly reliant upon the convenience that geospatial technologies like mapping software and location-based applications offer us.
We use these applications to navigate, find new or existing friends, find a particular product in our area that is on sale, make a reservation at a popular restaurant, arrange for a taxi, and much, much more. We have grown to expect this level of convenience in nearly all aspects of our life—whether it’s with the companies with which we do business or our employers.
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