Geospatial Data for California

Don’t have a school near you offering GIS? If you don’t live near a college or university offering GIS coursework, distance learning can be a valuable way to learn GIS skills and software programs online. Find schools offering internet-based classes in the field of GIS. 

The provides links to the coordinated and sustainable development, maintenance, licensing and sharing of geospatial data and web map services by California government agencies, partners and stakeholders. California government agencies work with the California GIS Council, regional GIS collaboratives and the broader California GIS community to define the data architecture, systems, standards, agreements and processes for a fully integrated and effective California Spatial Data Infrastructure.

The available Web-based offerings include more than 75 courses and seminars covering desktop, server, and mobile application topics. These courses consist of lecture, hands on exercises, review, and examination sections. Many courses have free introductory modules that let you try before you buy. New courses are continually added. Training seminars are recorded lectures that demonstrate specific operations and illustrate concepts.