If you’re into GIS and have some free time to scrape together this semester, be sure to check out ESRI’s FREE “webinar” (that’s fancy internet lingo for web-seminar) on Do It Yourself Geo-Apps. For those of you new to GIS, ESRI is the company behind the prolific software ArcMap – If you take any GIS courses in the program (which I suggest you should!) you will be spending lots of time in Arc.
The webinar is designed to teach GIS practitioners how to code their own Geo-apps using ESRI’s new “drag and drop” programming platform – don’t let the programing/coding side of it intimidate you! In the end you will know how to make apps that run inside a web browser, Android, and even iOS. The webinar runs from February 3rd until March 2nd and consists of 7 modules which you can take at your leisure. All that is required to earn the certificate is that you successfully complete the quiz at the end of each module.
For a better idea of what it’s all about checkout the link below and make sure to register! Registration is open until February 17th because they are chill like that, and you can view each module’s material whenever you want.
It should also be noted that ESRI offers a whole slew of online courses you can take to earn certificates. These are great for learning more of the software’s tools as this software is pretty powerful and your Profs can’t cover all of it. Although they may not be the most meaningful credentials to have in the job market (they are just certificates of participation/completion) they sure beef up your Linked-in profile, and any employer who doesn’t read the fine print on the certificate will surely be impressed!
Written by Marshall Davey – 3rd year Environmental Geography undergrad student and VP of Finance for GUSS.