The American Library Association announced a LITA Web Course called “Getting Started with GIS,” based on the book of the same name by Eva Dodsworth. Aimed at librarians, this course will provide students with an introduction to geospatial thinking “through hands on exercises, discussions and recorded lectures, students will acquire skills in using GIS software programs, social mapping tools, map making, digitizing and researching for geospatial data.”
Some of the mapping applications covered include:
- Google Earth and KML Interactive Sampler
- Google Maps Engine Light (just released)
- Google Fusion
- ArcGIS for Desktop
- Quantum GIS
The course, which began yesterday, November 11, runs through December 1, 2013. Registration information is available here.