Posts Tagged ‘GIS courses in India’

Useful ESRI Videos and Training Materials

March 23, 2012

Hi all,

I am getting lot of emails about ESRI web API concepts/basics and how to use them, how it differs from other API’s comparisons etc… Many students asking me for training materials and tutorials/getting started materials. I always suggest to go through ESRI virtual campus class. Here is list of FREE  training course videos list with short description.

1.  Getting started with ArcObjects – This is one of basic Arcobjects training material by Rob Burke.

2. Getting Started with GIS (for ArcGIS 10) – What is GIS, how it is used, view data on the map etc using ArcMap and tools. This is 9 hour course which is useful for the students/trainer and those who begin their career with GIS using ESRI products

3. GIS for Managers . This is interesting one for managers and executives to know about GIS and its capabilities. What is GIS, how it helps in real-world scenario, what are productivity benefits etc.   Basic introduction and concepts helpful to know managers/associates who deals with GIS for first time.

4. Introduction to ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight  – The ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight is a ready-to-deploy, configurable client application . Recent days most of the people started using the viewer product. This is FREE.It is an ideal solution for novice users who want to create web mapping applications. This is ideal for quick demo to for the customer with rich set of tools.

5. Introduction to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex . This ArcGIS viewer in flex platform. It is Esri’s solution to easily and quickly create customized GIS-enabled Web mapping applications—without requiring programming.  Flex platform really growing strong.  The rich user interface helps to build fantastic user experience.  This is also ideal for quick demo for the customers.

6. Getting Started with ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF  . This is right place to getting started with sliverlight API. You can also go through Web API helps and samples. This is useful for developers.

7.Building Rich Internet Applications with ArcGIS API for Flex . This is right place for getting started with Flex API. The seminar is designed for Web  developers who would like to create rich, interactive applications using ArcGIS Server services and the ArcGIS API for Flex.

8. Embedding ArcGIS into SharePoint  . These share point creates a lot of interests.  There is huge potential and demand for  GIS based share point portal application.  This course is for SharePoint users who are interested in providing map-based visualization in a collaborative environment.

8. Introduction to ArcGIS for Developers This seminar provides an overview of the developer resources and opportunities available through the ESRI Developer Network. This seminar is suited for those interested in developer opportunities using ArcGIS.

9.Developing Add-ins for ArcGIS Desktop 10 The ArcGIS Desktop 10 add-in model provides you with a method to easily extend the ArcGIS Desktop user interface and application capabilities. This is helpful to develop a custom tool on top of the ArcGIS (ArcMap). Useful to GIS analysts, professionals, and developers who want to learn how to create or share ArcGIS Desktop add-ins.

10. Basics of Geographic Coordinate Systems (for ArcGIS 10). Most asked tutorial from everyone. Understanding the basics of coordinate system. This seminar talks about only geographic coordinate system, still useful to learn the basics.

ESRI TechnicalCertification samples

Esri Technical Certification: Sample Questions for ArcGIS Desktop Associate

Esri Technical Certification: Sample Questions for ArcGIS Desktop Professional

There are many other courses on Javascript API, andriod IOS development, Editing in ArcGIS, using geodatabase etc.

Please click this link to go through entire of free videos from ESRI 

Please write me for any questions/clarifications. Hope this helps lot.




GIS Courses in India

September 7, 2008

I’ve seen lot of questions on forums or other networking sites about  courses in GIS. I would like to list them which I known/heared in India.Definitely this post might help many. I wrote this post long back and had time to post today.

GIS course in the sense any degree/diploma offered by university (recognized by Govt) .

  1. Institute of Remote Sensing – College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai                                                B.E  –  Geo Informatics and M.Tech – Remote Sensing  and frequently conduct certification based training courses in GIS
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay – B.Tech and Masters in Remote Sensing
  3. Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics, Pune,
  4. Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli – PG Diplomo in GIS; M.Tech in GIS
  5. Madras University, Chennai – PG Diplomo and M.Sc Geography
  6. Centre for Spatial Information Technology – JNTU – Hyderabad – M.Tech in GIS
  7. NeST Cyber Campus, Aluva, Kerla – Private Institute – Course on GIS Application Development
  8. Mysore University
  9. The National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad PG diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing. Click here for details NPTI website (
  10. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)- Deharadun- Course are listed below-                                                            Web site:
  • M.Tech (RS & GIS)
  • M.Sc (Geoinformatics and Geohazards)
  • PG Diploma & Certificate (RS & GIS)
  • PG Diploma & Certificate (Geoinformatics and Geohazards)
  • NNRMS sponsored certificate courses

and many other unknown institutes providing courses in GIS. But many of the private institutes lacks credibility.  I strongly suggest that many of the courses in these education institutes lacks programming courses that’s most wanted in present industry scenario. Any one can add on the list.

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[UPDATE : Dec, 2009] : I’m getting so many emails asking for collges /Universities.  This posts lists all the colleges/Universities which is  known to me.  Before writing , please have a look and search in respective college/institue details, course, fee structure etc.  If you have any specific doubts please write back to me. I will try to clarify to best of knoweledge. Thanks!