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    Cyburbian jread's avatar
    Nov 2004
    Austin, TX

    ESRI has an online GIS course for planners now:

    Thought that maybe some of you might be interested: http://campus.esri.com/acb2000/showd...TOKEN=26887416

    For decades, urban and regional planners have used GIS technology to help find solutions to the challenges posed by increasing population growth and urban development. This course covers basic urban and regional planning concepts and tasks and teaches how those tasks can be managed using GIS techniques and ArcGIS® Desktop software. Participants learn how to use ArcGIS tools to address real-world social, economic, and environmental planning problems. The skills and techniques presented in the course provide an effective and efficient means of carrying out urban and regional planning tasks.

    Those who complete this course will be able to:
    • Understand the theory underlying urban and regional planning processes
    • List different planning tasks that urban and regional planners perform
    • Describe datasets that are helpful for formulating urban and regional plans
    • Map urban land use trends
    • Use spatial analysis techniques to determine a suitable location for a particular land use
    • Map population change over time
    • Name various planning factors that influence a strategic plan
    • Evaluate different planning strategies and arrive at suitable policies
    • Create a final conceptual plan

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    Aug 2001
    Elmira, Ontario, Canada
    That is a good idea. Unfortunately we are using MapInfo Professional. MapInfo offers some courses on-line too.

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