New site, new method of teaching

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:

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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?

gisadvisor.com training

gisadvisor.com provides expert video training services and consulting for using Manifold GIS and selected Open Source GIS tools.  In addition, gisadvisor.com performs consulting activities for many Manifold users throughout the world, enabling users to more efficiently use Manifold GIS.

Currently, the gisadvisor.com courses are being migrated to online delivery through the Udemy Learning Management System (LMS).  With the Learning Management System you will have a learning experience like an online course, and all courses have a discussion board where you can interact with other students.

In order help the many users getting started with Manifold GIS (or those users upgrading from previous versions), gisadvisor.com created training courses that will guide you through hands-on training exercises focused on the major GIS concepts supported in Manifold.

 Our training is used by hundreds of companies all over the world.