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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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In brief, No, currently there is no professional certification available for QGIS users. However, there are several options to consider at this time, the most promising development as of March, 2019 is information I've come across via this blog post from NRGS - "NRGS and QGIS Certification" where the author highlights all the talk centered around QGIS ...


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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 digitizing ...


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


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There are plenty of QGIS training providers around the globe: http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/commercial_support.html Some of these are certified. For example in the UK, the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) accredits courses from both: Astun thinkWhere


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As alluded to above myself and Phil Davis (Del Mar College) have been working on a new cohort of the GeoAcademy set to begin this spring. A little background on the GeoAcademy: The GeoAcademy was founded in 2013, when Dr. Phil Davis brought together subject matter experts to author the first ever GIS curriculum based on a national standard, the U.S. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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The NSF OpenTopography Facility has some excellent resources (software descriptions and tutorials including videos) and an abundance of freely available LiDAR data (both LAS point clouds and interpolated grids) to use. Here is a link: http://www.opentopography.org/ Downloading the data requires registration but it is well worth the effort.


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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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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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Currently active research groups/universities working on these topics? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources that would help students researching in this area? Here are two interesting resources: the first one is a GIS training (in ArcGIS) for public health professionals which goes from basics to advanced topics. The second is the ....


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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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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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Some good reference texts: GIS and Public Health Medical Geography Cartographies of Disease Check out the proceedings from the following: Esri's Health GIS conference URISA's Health GIS conference Some other Esri references: Geomedicine GIS for Health Tutorial Spatial Statistics And as @SS_Rebelious has commented, there are tons of articles available ...


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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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Possibly out-of-date for some topics, and not exactly what you're looking for but there's the Geographer's Craft site. They have materials on ethics, intro to GIS, map projections and datums, etc.


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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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