Monday, February 18, 2008

Training Video for Learning and Knowing ArcGIS Desktop

Global Positions, LLC announced the release of KnowGIS 9, which is now shipping. The KnowGIS training series provides video-based innovative training material for learning and knowing ArcGIS Desktop, including ArcView software. This innovative video training series contains eleven (11) tutorials and is an excellent tool for learning and understanding ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop. It is also an excellent reference for information and techniques. The detailed instruction on GIS concepts and software techniques, combined with project files to work along with the instructor, enable you to retain more and broaden your skill set. This video series which contains eleven (11) videos is dedicated to helping you understand ESRI's integrated suite of applications which make up ArcGIS Desktop, including ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcToolbox, the Command Line Window and Model Builder.

Jere Folgert, Training Host, shares his real-world knowledge of how to use ESRI's incredible GIS applications. Mr. Folgert became an ESRI certified instructor in 1999. Jere has worked in the GIS arena for over (17) seventeen years, is a GIS Professional, and has a Masters of Science Degree in GIS. He is a member of the General Council at the University of Edinburgh, Great Britain and has provided GIS training to personnel at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Prentice Hall Publishing, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service (NWS), USDA NRCS, Adventure Travel Company, United Parcel Service (UPS), University Professors, private industry, and many State and County governments.

Education is a prudent and an essential investment. Pervasive technologies such as GIS, demand highly trained personnel. As geographic information technology moves from innovation to maturity, our educational concerns will also increase. Many organizations are faced with the need for renewal in an age of constant change and innovation. Overall, there is a need for existing workers to acquire practical knowledge and skill in the subject of geographic information systems (GIS). Learning to use a GIS effectively the users must not only know how to use the software and hardware which the system is comprised but how geographic information is going to help them solve problems in their related field.

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