Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies (online class)

Rory Litwin rlitwin at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 23 13:30:37 EST 2016

Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies

Instructor: Eva Dodsworth
Dates: March 7 to April 1, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Since the emergence of easily accessible dynamic online mapping tools,
there has been a drastic increase in geographic interest and awareness.
Whether for personal, social, professional or academic uses, people are
using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to communicate
information in a map format. Whether it’s using Google Earth to study urban
change, or creating Google Map Mashups to deliver library resources, more
and more members of society are turning to mapping programs for their
visualization needs. With so many using GIS technology in their daily
lives, library staff are now more than ever assisting library clients with
their mapping queries.

This course will introduce students to a variety of mapping tools and GIS
technologies such Google Earth and the creation of dynamic KML files;
ArcGIS Online and webmap publishing; Google Fusion Tables and geocoding;
and GIS fundamentals with geospatial data creation. Students will be able
to apply their GIS skills in their reference work, in digitization
projects, in webpages, in library instruction, and more. Through hands-on
exercises, pre-recorded demonstrations and lectures, students will receive
a thorough overview of mapping resources that will enhance and expose their
library’s resources.

Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University
of Waterloo Library where she is responsible for the provision of
leadership and expertise in developing, delivering, and assessing
geospatial data services and programs offered to members of the University
of Waterloo community. Eva is also a part-time instructor at a number of
Library and Information Science schools where she teaches users GIS and how
to apply GIS technology in library services. Eva is the author of Getting
Started with GIS: a LITA Guide, and is currently co-authoring a book on
historical cartographic resources.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.

Read an interview with Eva Dodsworth:

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The
"Register" button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway,
which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to
use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send
a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact
us by email to make arrangements: inquiries at

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries at



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