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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