GeoSpatial Training Services Newsletter
Issue: # 2January 10th, 2011 

Is 2011 the year that Python takes over GIS?  James Fee over at Spatially Adjusted seems to think so.  We agree.  The release of ArcGIS 10 expands the role of this easy to learn and use programming language.  Automation of your routine geoprocessing tasks has never been easier and the new ArcPy mapping module is a fantastic addition for automating map production and PDF map books, finding and fixing broken data sources in your map documents, adding, insert, and removing layers from your map documents, and much more.  See our top 10 reasons for using Python with ArcGIS below.
Top 10 Reasons to Learn Python for ArcGIS
  1. Automate your repetitive GIS tasks through Python scripts and free up your time for more important analysis work.
  2. ESRI has fully embraced Python as its language of choice for geoprocessing.
  3. Easy language to learn.
  4. Automate map production and creation of PDF map books.
  5. Find and fix broken data sources in your map document files.
  6. Manage data within map document files by adding, inserting, or removing layers.
  7. Analyze, convert, and publish your data to ArcGIS Server.
  8. Create your own custom tools that can be integrated with ArcToolbox and shared with others.
  9. Integrated with ModelBuilder for complex geoprocessing workflows
  10. Add, edit, and delete records from tables and feature classes
Our GIS Programming 101:Mastering Python for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS  10 is designed to teach the fundamental programming constructs of the Python language and how it can be integrated with ArcGIS Desktop to automate geoprocessing tasks.

This course is offered over the Internet as an instructor led course or you can take the self-paced version.

More information about the instructor led course is below.  You can save $100 on the cost of this course when you register by January 15th.

Mastering KML for Google Earth
New Version Released with 7 New Exercises!

 Our popular Mastering KML for Google Earth courses has been re-released with 7 new exercises!  Learn how to build custom Google Earth applications with KML.  Save 20% on this course during the month of January.  See the bottom of this newsletter for the discount code.


Couple this course with our Dynamic Google Earth Applications to build real-time Google Earth applications using the popular Python programming language. 




The next sessions of Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API and Programming the ArcGIS Server API for Flex Internet based, instructor led courses begin today.  It's not too late to register.  See below for course details.


Upcoming Instructor Led Schedule 
Internet Based

We still have a few seats available for our courses beginning January 10th.


Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API
January 10th - February 18th
Still 3 Seats Available
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Programming the ArcGIS Server API for Flex

 January 10th - February 18th
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ArcGIS Server Bootcamp
February 14th - March 18th
$715 when you register by January 15th
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GIS Programming 101 for ArcGIS 10
February 21st - March 18th

$567 when you register by January 15th
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Traditional Face to Face


Check out our schedule or traditional face to face training.


GIS Programming 101 for ArcGIS 10 

May 23rd - May 25th
King County GIS Center
Seattle, WA

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February 7th - February 9th
Keck & Wood Headquarters
Duluth, GA
More Information
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Industry News You Can Use 
Featured Articles for the Week of January 10th
Subscription Accounts 

GeoSpatial Training is pleased to offer subscription accounts to individuals and organizations pursuing GIS training through our company. Subscription accounts are a great way to pre-purchase our instructor led and e-learning GIS training courses at a reduced price.


How it Works

When you sign up for a subscription account a "GTS Subscription" balance is established in your subscription account. This subscription account is the retail value of your subscription converted to GTS dollars. For example, a $2,400 subscription can be purchased for $2,000. The starting balance in your GTS account would be $2,400 even though your purchase price was $2,000. Upon purchasing a subscription, your organization will designate an account administrator to manage the account. Each time you request a training course from our course catalog we will ship the course to your address or provide it through e-delivery and subtract the retail cost of the course from your GTS balance. There is no time limit within which your GTS dollars must be used and you can add funds to this account at any time.


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Coming Soon!
Beginners Guide to ModelBuilder
Explore the use of Modelbuilder for constructing and executing simple and advanced geoprocessing workflows.  Scheduled for January or February 2011 release.

Advanced Editing in ArcGIS 10

 Learn how to use all the new ArcGIS 10 editing tools.  Scheduled for March 2011 release.

Both courses are part of our ArcGIS Desktop Bundle which also includes ArcGIS Desktop 101, Working with Geodatabases and Linear Referencing, GIS Programming 101 for ArcGIS 10, and Introduction to ArcGIS Server.

GeoSpatial Training Services provides customized e-learning and instructor led GIS training and communication solutions that assist our clients in achieving excellence in the geotechnology industry.


Eric Pimpler
GeoSpatial Training Services, LLC
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Mastering KML for Google Earth
Instructor Led Schedule
Industry News You Can Use
Subscription Accounts
Coming Soon!
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