It has been awhile since I’ve done anything with the gisadvisor.com site. I was waiting for a new release of Manifold GIS. For now, that will have to wait. So I have moved the gisadvisor.com site over to wordpress, as I think it provides a better layout, and gives me more opportunity to express ideas.
The other reason for the change is because gisadvisor.com training has now moved to an online format! I have chosen to use Udemy.com as a Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver course content. Hosting the course online will allow students to have an better experience in their learning, and allow me to keep the costs very reasonable.
The first course I’m rolling out is Using Open Source Tools to Create an Enterprise GIS. This is a brand new course where I will walk users step-by-step into creating their own Enterprise GIS from scratch, using PostGRES, PostGIS, QGIS, and python. You can read more about the course by selecting the Courses menu at the masthead on the top of the page.
New courses are getting ready to roll out. One idea is to recreate the older gisadvisor.com videos to work within the Udemy format. Another option is to just plow ahead and create new courses from scratch. The first two I have planned are Spatial SQL: A Language for Geographers, where I will teach students how to write basic and advanced spatial SQL in PostGIS, and An Introduction to Statistical Problem Solving in Geography: Private Tutoring, where I will provide private lectures on each chapter in my textbook An Introduction to Statistical Problem Solving in Geography.
Before you purchase any gisadvisor.com course, make sure to check here for coupon codes: Udemy allows the authors to offer coupons and thus avoid a 50% – 75% surcharge on the course materials. The coupon for the Enterprise GIS class is:
That takes the cost from $85 down to $60. Udemy will market my course to others at the full price, but for friends and family, I can offer a discount. However, even at $85 it is a great deal: where else will you actually have the opportunity to build your own enterprise GIS?