Desktop GIS is designed for the new user of geographic information systems software, beginning with the very basics of mapping, using a ESRI Desktop GIS trial version. The course lasts from August 28 to November 19. The lessons are delivered through screencasts, showing the step-by-step processes. There are assignments every week, usually PDFs of completed maps, sometimes videos or KMZ files for Google Earth. Badges are awarded (Bronze, Silver and Gold) when milestones are met. A certificate can be earned by completing all assigned work.
Each week’s assignment may take between two and six hours. The syllabus can be viewed at
Information on the instructor can be found here:
Contact MMinnis@Pace.edu for more information.