GIS Classes This Fall

Looking for a GIS class this Fall 2019?  Here are some local colleges that are offering GIS classes:

Cal Poly Pomona – GIS (GEO 2400/2400L), GIS Programming (GEO 3220/3220L)

CSU Dominguez Hills – GIS (GEO 415)

CSU Fullerton – Intro to GIS (GEOG 481), GIS Principles and Apps (GEOG 485), Map Making with GIS (GEOG 281)

CSU Long Beach – Intro to Digital Cartography (GEOG 380), Enterprise GIS (GEOG 484)

CSU Los Angeles – Intro to Geospatial Sciences (GEOG 2680), Fundamentals of GIS (GEOG 3690), Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling (GEOG 4690)

CSU Northridge – Intro to GIS (GEOG 206/206L), Intermediate GIS (GEOG 306/306L), Advanced GIS (GEOG 406/406L), GIS Project Management (GEOG 408C/408CL)

CSU San Bernardino – Intro to GIS and Cartography (GEOG 202)

Claremont Graduate University – GIS Essential Concepts (IST 370)

Cypress College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 230C/F), GIS Spatial Analysis (GEOG 231C)

East Los Angeles College – Intro to GIS (GIS 025)

Loyola Marymount University – Intro to GIS (EVST 1010 or URBN 1010)

Mt. San Jacinto College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 115)

Occidental College – GIS I (GEO 150/150L)

Palomar College – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GEOG 150)

Pasadena City College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 011), Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis (GEOG 012), Data Acquisition and Management (GEOG 013)

Pierce College – Intro to GIS (GIS 025), Intermediate GIS Applications (GIS 033)

Pomona College – GIS in Environmental Analysis (EA 101 PO/EA 101 LPO)

Rio Hondo College – Intro to GIS (GIS 120), Intermediate GIS (GIS 220), Environmental GIS (GIS 230), Crime Mapping GIS (GIS 281), Cartography Design and GIS (GIS 221), Geospatial Programming & Web Services (GIS 280)

San Bernardino Valley College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 130)

San Diego Mesa College – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GISG 104), Intro to Mapping and GIS (GISG 110), Spatial Analysis with GIS (GISG 112)

San Diego State University – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GEOG 104), GIS Scripting Fundamentals (GEOG 383), Spatial Data Analysis (GEOG 385), GIS (GEOG 484)

Santa Monica College – Intro to GIS (GIS 20), Intermediate GIS (GIS 23), Applications in GIS (GIS 27)

UCLA – Intro to GIS (GEOG 7), Intro to Spatial Statistics (GEOG M171), GIS Programming and Development (GEOG 173), Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis (GEOG 208)

UCLA GIS Extension – Intro to GIS (GEOG XL 7), Intermediate GIS (GEOG XL 168), Advanced GIS (GEOG XL 170)

UCR GIS Extension – Essential GIS Skills (ERT X454.65), Principles of Web GIS Applications (ERT X453.61), GIS Applications Lab (ERT X453.4)

UCSB – Intermediate Geographical Data Analysis (GEOG 172), Intro to GIS and Science (GEOG 176A)

University of Redlands – Fundamentals of GIS (GIS 611)

USC – GIS for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 631)

USC Spatial Sciences – Maps and Spatial Reasoning (SSCI 301L), Statistics for the Spatial Sciences (SSCI 381), Spatial Computing (SSCI 580), Spatial Databases (SSCI 582), Spatial Analysis (SSCI 583), Geospatial Technology Project Management (SSCI 585), GIS Programming and Customization (SSCI 586), Web GIS (SSCI 591)

Ventura College – Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS (GIS V22), Intro to Mapping and GIS (GIS M01)

Earn Your MSGISci at CSULB

If you are interested in earning a graduate degree in GIS, consider the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) degree at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. In-person classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at http://www.beachgis.com. Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2019.

College of the Canyons GIS

Need to fulfill a beginning GIS requirement?  Or just want to expand your knowledge and learn a new skill?  Then come join me at College of the Canyons and sign up for GIS 101, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.  I promise you the class will be challenging and rewarding!  Also, your earned units are UC/CSU transferrable.

GIS 101 is filling up quickly, so register for the Spring semester as soon as possible.  The GIS class will meet at the Valencia campus every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:35pm, February 5 to May 28.  We start next week!

Feel free to contact me, Michael Carson (michael.carson@canyons.edu), if you have any questions.

GIS Courses at Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of January 26th. Registration is open. GIS classes are on campus and an Intermediate GIS course on location at the LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra). A Geospatial Programming (Python) & Web Services class (GIS280) is also offered on Tuesday evening.

A list of GIS classes can be found here under heading Learn GIS. Fees are $46/unit and some classes can be used to transfer to CSU, CGU, CSULB & others. Steps for applying for admission and registering for the classes can be found here and can be performed entirely online with no fees. Applying for admission however should be done early to provide you the option to registering without delay as classes can fill quick.

Please contact Professor Warren Roberts at wroberts@riohondo.edu for inquiries about waivers needed for prerequisites and corequisites or any other info that you would like to ask.

Quantitative Map Literacy

Quantitative map literacy can be seen as a cross between map literacy and quantitative literacy.  Quantitative map literacy includes the concepts and skills required to accurately read, use, interpret, and understand the quantitative information embedded in a geospatial representation of data on a geographic background.

To learn more, check out this interesting journal article about Quantitative Map Literacy.

GIS Day 2018 is Here!

GIS Day 2018 is finally here.  I am sure most of us GIS types are going to show off our work this week.  Here are a few locations celebrating GIS Day this week:

Los Angeles County
City of Irvine
City of Riverside
UC Riverside
Ventura College
CSU Northridge
UCLA
Palomar College

Also check out the GIS Day map for a location near you!

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