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Pace University Free 12 week Desktop ArcGIS course

07-26-2018 02:35 PM
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Pace University is offering a free 12-week Desktop ArcGIS course this fall.  It starts on August 27th and ends before Thanksgiving.

The syllabus for the course can be seen here:  There is a FAQ at the bottom of the Syllabus.

To enroll in the course, go here:


Electronic badges can be earned (bronze, silver and gold) at milestones along the way. People who finish the course receive a certificate.

The instructor is:  

Peggy Minnis  (

Pace University - Pleasantville, NY

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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.