Dive GIS Course registration is open again

Yes, you are diving and learning GIS at the same time.  Deadline to register is May 31, 2011 and details are at:  www.mappamondogis.it/divegis.htm

GPS Data into ArcGIS Explorer Desktop – you don’t need the full ArcGIS suite to do it

Per ESRI’s tip at:  http://www.esri.com/news/arcwatch/0511/tip.html

“GIS on a sphere”

Thanks to Erik Gakstetter at Geospatial Solutions for bringing this to my attention.  Basically, it’s GIS displayed on a globe and it is big and it looks like it is leaps and bounds away from 3D on a screen or elsewhere.

Erik’s article is at:  http://www.gpsworld.com/gis/gss-weekly/gis-a-sphere-11596?utm_source=GSS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Geospatial-Weekly_05_03_2011&utm_content=gis-a-sphere-11596

Fourth Episode of Geospatial Revolution is out!

The series is great, and the fourth episode is no exception.  Check it out at:  http://www.geospatialrevolution.psu.edu

Spatial Humanities website

As an outcome of a series of institutes on geospatial scholarship, this site represents a lot of brain power all at once!  Check it out at http://spatial.scholarslab.org/

GIS in Public Health Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 27-30, 2011

Please check out the details of this conference hosted by URISA if you are interested in the intersection of public health and GIS…http://www.urisa.org/2011health

Free Landsat Data from ESRI

This should be great for lots of us who are interested in the different Landsat layers such as natural color imagery, false color imagery, ag, vegetation and the like.  Thanks ESRI!  More details at: http://esri.com/landsat.

If you use FME and convert between CAD and GIS, there’s a free learning opportunity!

Please check it out at:  http://fme.safe.com/forms/CADtoGISwithFME?elq=ea26ef3316a24de89416a0fa6f701518 and respond directly to them.  : )

ESRI does a Libya unrest and social media map

You can check it out here:  http://www.esri.com/news/maps/libya-protest-map-2011/index.html

Shameless self-promotion and a geodatabase online class

I’m an instructor in the UC San Diego Extension Certificate of Completion GIS program, and the third class in our series is starting up on 3/29/11 and it’s entirely online…so if you are looking for an introduction into geodatabases and if you have some (even limited) GIS experience but need some structure to get you to sit down and just do it, this might just the ticket!  The description of the course online is not quite what we do – rather it is more geodatabases and data sources.  The shameless self-promotion comes because I’m the instructor.  : )  http://extension.ucsd.edu/studyarea/index.cfm?vAction=singleCourse&vCourse=ECE-40247&vStudyAreaId=9

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