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Subject: [lita-l] LITA web course: Getting Started with GIS


There is still time to register for the LITA web course "Getting Started
with GIS." This asynchronous, self-paced course beings Monday, February
11 and concludes on March 4. 


The course will consist of a combination of recorded lectures,
demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials. Created specifically for library
staff, this course will provide students with an introduction to the
both online and desktop GIS currently being used by library
administrators, librarians, library support staff and library users. 

Participants will learn firsthand how to create online maps; how to
properly use maps in library webpages; how to embed GIS technology into
library projects (and the benefits of it!); and how to enjoy GIS and
mapping technologies in personal endeavors.  Students will be exposed to
many online resources that are currently being used by public, academic
and special libraries across North America.  No previous mapping or GIS
experience is necessary.


Some of the online applications covered include:

*	Google Maps and Google Earth
*	ArcGIS and free open source GIS software

For more information and registration, visit the LITA web site: