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For those with a similar lack of focus I would suggest perusing the listings of the GIS and Science blog. It is basically just listings of various research endeavors that have some relationship to geographical analysis, and so should qualify as "I am interested in learning from a layperson point of view what some of this language means and how to apply it to ...


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This book, A Practical Guide to Geostatistical Mapping By Tomislav Hengl, is based on a 5 day course and uses open source applciations for all of the analysis, mostly R, SAGA, and Google Earth. You can download the book for free.


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This beginner's course offered by GBD Consult might be a good reference. Their course covers the following topics: Installation Overview and Applications of Quantum GIS Introduction to the Graphical User Interface Data management and fundamentals on projections Integrating and analyzing vector and raster data Attribute management and ...


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Have you looked at the "gentle GIS introduction" found on the QGIS website? Might be a good starting place to look for topics. The address is: http://qgis.org/en/documentation/manuals.html It's found towards the bottom of the page.


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We have had quite a lot of success doing this in 6 Australian and two South African cities under the banner of GeoRabble. Its About page describes the process for how GeoRabble "self-organizes" and we would be happy to try and help you get one off the ground. Some things that have made GeoRabble successful are: The definition of a GIS Professional being ...


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OpenGeo have really great material on their site. Some of it is training for their particular software combination (which is not free AFAIK), but they run through a bunch of other tools and methods that are. For example, here is a PostGIS tutorial; they also provide everything rolled up in this useful zip. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons ...


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There is an excellent text for using R spatial statistic packages, including a chapter on Geostatistics. Applied Spatial Data Analysis


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I second the mention of the GeoDa workbook by Andy W., in fact there are other interesting learning ressources on the "Documentation" page of the Open GeoDa project.


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It sounds like you're asking "what GIS subject matter theory should I learn?" and "how can I go about applying it?" The needs of a Telecom will appeal to various niche-applications of GIS. So you should approach learning the concepts and jargon of the relevant niches (i.e. gaining Subject Matter Expertise), then once you get the concepts (many of which you ...


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The OSGEO Education group have a searchable collection of educational materials (some of which it hosts, others are links to materials hosted elsewhere). (Licenses vary between different tutorials.) Ultimately the plan is to develop a handbook and course materials - feel free to join the effort at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Edu_goals_and_to_dos


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Here's a 1 day course that I think pretty good: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/practicum/gis_prac_intro.html


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There is a presentation for beginners about Qgis features that I made for an Webnar, the link is here: http://mundogeo.com/webinar/osgeo/osgeo-pablo.pdf . It's in Portuguese but there is little text. Editable version: http://ubuntuone.com/4Z1SToBnm4XvvKNIh56YPe The topics that I suggest: Qgis is a machine, data enters and information (maps) exit. ...


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I recognize that a few of these have been covered in other posts, but they are worth re-iterating. Here are my keys to organizing a successful user group: Your professional network. The most important part of a user group is each individuals professional network. You need personal interaction on a professional & educational level. Get the word out ...


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Micha Silver has published a complete tutorial for qgis beginners (11 excercises), see overview here: http://www.surfaces.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Exercises.pdf and the complete course materials here: http://www.surfaces.co.il/?p=872


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Have you been through the esri geostatistical analyst resources? Esri Web courses Esri Instructor Led Training Esri Geostatistical Analyst Help Esri Geostatistical Analyst Tutorial


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There is the FOSS GIS Academy The FOSSGIS Academy is a joint venture between Linfiniti Consulting cc, AfriSpatial cc and Geograph (Pty) Ltd. FOSSGIS Academy was formed with the aim of creating a formalised FOSS GIS training curriculum to provide the needed injection of FOSSGIS skilled workers into the geospatial workplace. Has some 'Resources' Though most ...


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This is a very good community of people interested in Geospatial data and statistics with a focus on Geostatistics. You will find course materials, wiki pages, important links related to spatial statistics and geostatistics etc. Spatial analyst net You should check the following R packages gstat automap Gstat is a comprehensive Geostatistical library ...


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There is GIS Commons, a free textbook being developed by a Sacramento State professor. It covers high-level GIS topics, not any particular software. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License


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The Boston GIS site (bostongis.com) has tutorials and reference material for a few different OS software packages.


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Dr. Nicholas Short's Remote Sensing Tutorial This tutorial on remote sensing is excellent. It is essentially a textbook on remote sensing for free on the web. It's produced by a NASA employee as part of his job so it is in the public domain.


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ELOGeo Project has couple of good pointers in its repository, and let's hope it will grow larger.


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To answer this question in a definitive manner I think you need to focus on exactly what field of mobile GIS development you are interested in pursuing. Based on your current job title, are you interested in developing applications that are primarily geared towards implementing GIS in the field, i.e. data collection, GPS tracking, etc? Or a different field, ...


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The Logistics Issue: There are really two things that you need to get a GIS organization started: The network: There is a greater percentage of public sector GIS employees in the workforce right now than private sector. Therefore, attempts to build a GIS network should focus on inclusion of these employees. In my experience, an e-mail list is the most ...


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1- Here is a link to several courses (undergraduate and graduate) of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing which are offered by the Oregon State University (OSU) in U.S.A. 2- Another option are the approximately 90 free online courses offered by ESRI to manage their software ArcGis. Some of them include exercises to do. Here is a link that shows how to attend ...


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I would especially like to learn QGIS/Python tools and methods that ArcGIS users accomplish with Spatial Analyst tools, such as: Extract by Mask Raster Calculator Reclassify Zonal Statistics Focal Statistics Kernel Density Iso Cluster, MLC, PCA Hydrology Tools


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While this isn't really a technical question related to this form, I think it is a really good question. How I would start is to use the power of social media. Begin by making a Google Page and Google Group. If you have people/members in your area that you would like to be apart of it, send them join requests. Now you will have some formality, and a ...


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I guess I'm not answering your question in many ways, but some food for thought: Do you really need the ESRI APIs? There are a lot of open source mapping libraries for Python (and for html/javascript there is OpenLayers and Leaflet to name the most popular ones). The book "Python Geospatial Development" is a bit dated (a year or so..?) but I still found it ...


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Since you're already taking java classes, I'd look at the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android, which borrows heavily from java and provides packages that support easy consumption of ArcGIS Server. Still, as others have mentioned, it is worth reviewing the native vs HTML5 debate.


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Disclaimer: I don't know much about telecom, but I've just been through a geography/GIS program oriented on ArcGIS, and am in the process of rounding out my skillset. On the cartography side of things it becomes very important to have a large volume of small assignments and brutally honest human critique to improve your skills, in addition to a basic ...


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You can use ESRI Virtual Campus.There are lot of courses about ESRI products.This is the URL http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm Hope this will work for you



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