So much to learn. So little time.

Online short courses by Learn offer a manageable and affordable solution for anyone looking to learn geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, or data visualization. Courses are self-paced and participants can earn badges and certificates of completion.

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Learn to map with election results data.

Thematic Mapping with QGIS: Mapping Election Data teaches participants five different methods for visualizing the same data — results from the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Learn GIS and mapping basics for free.

Getting Started with QGIS: Reference Mapping is an entry-level short course from Learn that introduces basic desktop GIS and mapping techniques with QGIS. No GIS experience is necessary, and the course is and always will be free.

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Model and map climate change with GIS.

Mapping Climate Change with GIS Analysis teaches participants how to use coastal elevation data to model sea level rise scenarios and both estimate and map coastal flooding and inundation.

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Location Analytics

Add “where” to the “why” and “how” in your strategic decision-making process.’s team knows geospatial analysis and location-based analytics inside and out, and we may even be able to improve your outcomes with data you already have.

Online Education

We’re not just practitioners of geospatial analytics — we’re educators with years of online education experience. Take a Learn short course on topics ranging from GIS to learning analytics, or talk with us about your online education needs.

Web Mapping and Visualization

All of our work is built on a foundation of Web-based mapping and data visualization expertise. We can engineer any Web-based GIS mapping project, data visualization, or decision support dashboard that you can imagine.

Innovative online GIS courses at your own pace. Learn offers fully online short courses in geographic information science (GIS) and applications of geospatial technology in various fields.  Our courses are self-paced and allow you to learn key concepts and techniques in GIS and geospatial technology conveniently and on your own schedule.  All of our courses are currently available for online registration.

Updates and News

January 7, 2019

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Online GIS Short Courses Launch Today

November 3, 2018 is proud to announce the launch of its first four short courses, all of which are fully online.  These include a FREE introductory short course suitable for people who have never used GIS before, entitled Getting Started with QGIS: Reference Mapping. Other courses launching today include: Thematic Mapping with QGIS:… Read more