Intergraph Gives Software to Scholarship Winners and other Education GIS News

Intergraph just announced [Oct 10] that it has donated free educational software licenses of both ERDAS IMAGINE and GeoMedia to all 25 recipients of the 2012 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) scholarship awards.

- Trajectory Magazine, press release via @gotgeoint

The Columbia Area Career Center provides highschool and adult students with technical training. We serve Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding area. It just got new (unnamed) GIS software.

This GIS software is the worldwide industry standard, giving students who master its use an advantage in future jobs and internships.

- CACC Blog

UNC's Odum Institute is offering what appear to be free, open to the public introductory workshops on QGIS and GRASS later this month.

Scott Madry

This will be the first of two, 2-hour hands-on workshops using the QGIS and GRASS open source GIS packages. This first workshop will begin with an overall introduction to the “OSGEO Stack” of open source GIS tools, including QGIS, GRASS, R and other tools. Then we will explore the QGIS software, which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux environments, and includes vector, raster, georegistration, cartographic production and other capabilities, all using ESRI shapefiles as the basic data structure. Registration is not required.
01 Manning Hall
October 25, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scott Madry

The second 2-hour workshop will cover the GRASS GIS package, which is included in the QGIS download and can be used either as a set of integrated tools in the QGIS environment, or run as the stand-alone GRASS package. GRASS is the original open source GIS package, and is a very powerful and integrated GIS, image processing, spatial analysis, visualization and modeling environment. The first hour of the workshop will use GRASS within the QGIS environment, where data can be used as GRASS files in the same environment as QGIS shapefiles, and can be converted easily between the two. In the second hour we will use GRASS in its stand-alone configuration. Extensive, hands-on exercises that can be continued after the workshops will be made available, as well as information on how to download the software and training datasets, and other resources. Registration is not required. 
01 Manning Hall
November 01, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

- info via @mapserving

Published Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg