Short Courses

GIS technology is very widely used in government, industry, non-profit, and academia to model our world. Spatial technology, computer hardware, and software tools are rapidly advancing for the better. To effectively use available technology GIS professionals need to keep current on state-of-the-art spatial techniques.

CGIS routinely offers short courses through Georgia Tech Professional Education Program targeted at the practicing professional. These courses are taught by CGIS research scientists, Georgia Tech faculty members, and industry specialists. The courses are designed for professionals in planning, engineering, and other diverse disciplines interested in applying GIS principles and technology to their issues. No previous GIS knowledge is required but a working knowledge of computing systems and basic GIS concepts is helpful.

CGIS professionals taught the following courses in the past at regular intervals. Courses will be offered again depending upon faculty and staff resource availability.

  • An Introductory Course in ArcGIS
  • Advanced Spatial Analysis in ArcGIS
  • Introduction to GIS Programming
  • VBA Programming in ArcObjects
  • Developing Interactive Internet Applications with ArcIMS
  • Executive Seminar: Understanding Costs and Benefits in GIS Development
  • Designing GeoDatabases for GIS Applications
  • Essential Image Processing Techniques for GIS Professionals

When offered, information about these courses and others will be available through Georgia Tech Professional Education website.

The Center for GIS is equipped with a traveling laptop GIS laboratory. If your organization is interested in GIS short courses, CGIS can arrange for courses to be taught at your location. Please contact CGIS at 404-385-0900 for additional information.