GISCourses.net is the creation of Rick Davidson and Jim O’Leary, to further our vision of establishing a program to teach others about the fascinating science and technology behind Geographic Information Systems.

Although we’re both quite happy to work with proprietary/commercial software, many of our courses are (or will be) based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our very first offerings include a series of courses focusing on QGIS and other FOSS.

We’re well aware that there are many competing options available for learning about GIS, and we provide links to some of these on our Resources page. Our hope is that students will see the value of access to the type of part-time face-to-face program, provided by skilled professionals, that we are able to offer.