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Getting The Best From Your GIs Training/course

Getting The Best From Your GIs Training/course

Getting The Best From Your GIS Training/course

Getting The Best From Your GIS Training/course

There are always several procedures to follow in order to get the best results from any venture. 

It is usually advised to go into specific endeavors with your heart and with a passion for excellence in learning skills that are applicable to life and that can help to open doors of more opportunities to the learner. 

The same can be applied to GIS Training Course. It is essential to understand that time wasted can never be recovered so when learning a topic such as GIS, one needs to keep all senses alert and apply oneself totally to the teaching in order to completely understand the modules and curriculums and infer their usability in the real world.

Some prerequisites for getting the best from your GIS Course whether it is held in a physical location or you are learning online can be found in the following paragraphs.

1. COMPUTER: First, It is highly advisable and pertinent to have a personal computer in good working condition. One that doesn’t hang while you’re working on it. This is to enable all the applications and software that will be installed on your computer to function optimally without losing any files or lagging behind in your work. 

2. INTERNET CONNECTION: Another thing worthy of note to have is a very good internet connection. It doesn’t matter whether you’re learning from the comfort of your home or you’re attending a learning center, a good internet connection will help more than you can imagine especially when you need t check out resources from other websites. Your network provider should be reliable and efficient. Here at Geoinfotech, we provide our students with a strong, secure internet connection all through the duration of the training, that is when they attend the physical training. 

3. SOFTWARE: A crucial aspect of GIS learning is the type of software you use. There are different types of GIS software including QGIS, SuperMAp, and ArcGIS. At Geoinfotech Institute, we introduce our students to ArcGIS as we have realized it is safer and more secure. Before using ArcGIS software, you’d have to pay for a license to use it. Geoinfotech already covers this during the duration of the course by installing it for students for free. QGIS is open-source software that can be used without a license but we prefer ArcGIS due to its security and many advantages.

4. GIS MANUAL: This is an important aspect of learning in GIS. Although many resources are available online, having a hardcopy manual goes a long way. For one it is a steadily available resource when there is a bad internet connection, you can easily consult your manual. It shows pictorial examples that aid the understanding of the course. A good GIS  manual should contain topics on: 


  • GIS Data Model 
  • Basic Operations with Raster Data Models
  • Geodatabase Management System
  • Advanced Symbology and Presentation
  • Topology and much more 

A good resource is the GIS Masterclass Manual by Geoinfotech. This is a healthy resource for people with basic GIS knowledge who would like to achieve professional levels in the field. The Introduction to GIS Manual is good for people who are just starting out and would like to have a basic understanding of the basis and rudiments of GIS. 

5. ASSESSMENT: Assessment tests are a very important part of the learning process and should be taken very seriously. It is usually a summary of questions from what has been covered in the course. It helps the learner understand what areas they are still not clear about, and what areas to improve on, and learn more about. Although there is a required percentage to pass each course, assessment tests help you to recognize what areas you need to go through again in order to enhance your understanding of the course. 


6. RESEARCH: As much as you may have learned most of what you need to know, it is important to carry out periodic research on your own. At Geoinfotech, we always provide video resources for our students. Always watch these videos and understand them. Talk to your instructors, ask questions on topics you don’t understand and they will put you through.

Above all, one must have a knack for the skill in order to be open to learning and putting into practice what has been learned. 

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