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Digital Mapping- Using Computer-Based Mapping Technology for Business and Nonprofits

Digital Mapping - Using Computer-Based Mapping Technology for Business and Nonprofits
(Hybrid Class)

Geographic Information Systems ("GIS") comprises a multi-billion dollar software industry that is widely-used by many sectors of business in the world.  Learning to map and analyze local data will increase your company's productivity, efficiency, visualize important geographic trends, and help you make informed decisions.   Over 5 weeks you will be introduced to widely-used digital mapping concepts and software.  You will develop a basic understanding of what constitutes GIS, how it is used in the contemporary workplace, how to locate, download and utilize open source data, (e.g. Open Data Philly, PASDA, U.S. Census Bureau) and develop skills working with industry standard GIS software.  This workshop will also expose you to important analytical tools and give you the ability to create a map of locations by address, determine areas of interest, and interpret geographic trends.  By the end of the 5 week hybrid workshop, you will have created a basic map using open source data.  

Who should attend? This workshop is designed for those with little or no experience with GIS who are exploring career opportunities in the field. Students should have basic expertise with computer operations and the Windows operating system, such as the ability to move, copy and delete files, navigate and create new files and folders, work with word processor (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) programs, and navigate the Internet (Internet Explorer/Mozilla/Google Chrome).


Date and Hours Location Cost

(This hybrid workshop is delivered in person 3 hours per week for five weeks with the remaining program hours covered in an asynchronous online format with 6 hours of distance coursework per week.)(45 hours)

Tuesdays, March 20 - April 17, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
(The online portion of the program is open through April 23, 2018)

Hybrid Class   

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry


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