[Freegis-list] GIS Certification Using Free Software

Sunburned Surveyor sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 22:12:02 CEST 2005


Free GIS Software Users/Developers,

I have noticed that most academic or certificate programs in the United 
States focus on commercial GIS software, and are very expensive. I was 
curious if there are others interested in establishing an "apprenticeship" 
program that would result in a certificate for participants regardless of 
their financial status. This certificate would be equivalent to a 2-year 
college degree. 

The apprenticeship program would involve on-line education, testing, and 
internships with volunteer projects. Each student would be assigned a 
"mentor" that would guide them through the program.

The apprenticeship program would focus, not on commercial software, but open 
technology and open standards. It would also focus, not on the professional 
setting of one nation or region, but strive to establish global acedmic 
standards for GIS.

If you are interested in such a program, please contact me at:

sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com

Respectfully,

The Sunburned Surveyor
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