GIS applied to municipality management: Certification and links to the complete course

The certification of the course about Geographic Information Systems applied to municipality management is now available (this course is also available in Spanish).

This certification period is opened after the publishing of the last modules of the course, but it will be open continuously, so that any user can get it at any moment when they finish the different modules.

To get this certification, a complete exercise must be completed, which includes some of the contents given during the course. Likewise, you must have at least 7 of the 10 existing activities correctly.

The exercise will validate the knowledge acquired during the course and will be evaluated by a tutor.

Apart from the delivery and passing grade of the exercise, the certification will have a minimum cost, necessary to cover the expenses related to the evaluation and certification. This cost will be € 30.

The certification will be issued by the gvSIG Association, and it will consist of two certificates:

  • Course completion certificate, which will include all the information related to the training contents acquired.
  • Official gvSIG User certificate, having completed the 90 credits necessary for this, and which gives the right to get the gvSIG Expert User certificate, passing the credits necessary for its validation, through the courses offered by the gvSIG Association.

The dedication time of the course is about 90 hours.

The exercise to be completed and the cartography to be used can be downloaded from the following link:

The steps to follow to send the exercise, as well as to make the payment in order to get the two certificates are explained in the first section of the practical exercise in detail.

If you haven’t taken the course yet, you can follow the different modules from the following links:

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79 Responses to GIS applied to municipality management: Certification and links to the complete course

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  2. Rajaneesh says:

    Hi

  3. Sahab says:

    Hi, how can I apply for above said course.

    • Mario says:

      Hello Sahab! The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

      • Saeed Hussain says:

        I am interested,how to apply?

        • Mario says:

          Hi Saeed,
          the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
          At this post you have the links to each module and the information about the certification.
          Enjoy it!

  4. Jangano N says:

    How do l apply for the course and how much is it in USD

    • Mario says:

      Hello Jangano! The course is free, through videotutorials. You only have to pay for the certification if you want to receive it. It costs 30€, that would be about 38$ approx. When you pay it through Paypal you pay directly 30€.

      • Just send those who have completed the module their certificates on their designated email addresses, then it would free. otherwise its not free. 30 Euros still a lot of money for some of us.

        • Lorenz says:

          Dear davgradengineer,
          what you are getting here is a high quality course on GIS. The content was chosen and curated, exercises have been created, video material was planned, executed, edited and assembled. Everything was put up on a server for you to obtain all this knowledge and skills, which only a few years ago was only available at universities. It is now available to you for FREE – this does not mean that there was no effort, sweat and enthusiasm behind it to make it happen. All this is possible because people invested the effort to make this, and because it can be scaled to multiple users. Now if you want a certificate for you personally, that requires the control of your work by a tutor, which is an extra effort. I assume that you want the certificate because it gives you a financial advantage, because you can proof your skills to somebody. If that is the case, you could see the fee for the certificate as an investment, and given that you already get so much valuable material completely without any costs, I think you should consider this a fair offer. Anyways, it is up to you, you can get the skills anyhow without having the paper.
          Best wishes,
          Lorenz

          By the way, I am not affiliated to this programme, but I highly appreciate it.

          • Sinazo says:

            Understandable, the point is….Do not say it’s free because it’s not.

            • Mario says:

              Can you see and follow all the contents/modules of the course (more than 5 hours!!! )? Yes, you can. Have you paid for it? No, you haven’t. Then it’s free.

              • Sinazo says:

                If one cannot get their certificate at the end, pointless.

                • Mario says:

                  The certificate is optional. The course is free. It’s not pointless because you have learnt a free GIS tool without paying anything. It’s relevant, it’s very useful.

      • YORDANOS says:

        Please help me, I am eager to attend the courses, how can I get or register
        Thank you

  5. Juan Terrazas says:

    Felicidades y gracias por este curso importante. Mi pregunta es la siguiente: no puedo abrir los videos que vienen con los módulos, se quedan en negro y estáticos, como los puedo abrir?, gracias por su atención.

  6. umer farooq says:

    how could i wll apply for the above course

    • Mario says:

      Hello Umer! The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  7. Vasni Heriel Pech says:

    Hi i would like to know if that if i did this course using another software Arcgis for Desktop is still valid and can send the results ans the small cost and get the Two Certificates..
    Please i would like some advice.

    Thank you,
    Vasni

    • Mario says:

      Hi Vasni,
      this course is made on gvSIG, and the certification is for gvSIG.
      gvSIG is open source, so you can download it from http://www.gvsig.com for free and do the course without problem.
      We recommend you to check the application, where you will be able to do almost all that you do with ArcGIS, but without paying anything.
      Best regards,
      Mario

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  9. Fernando says:

    Hello
    How to apply this course.

  10. parag jyoti bora says:

    how can I apply for the above mentioned course..

    • Mario says:

      Hi Parag,
      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  11. azhar hameed says:

    Beautiful

  12. Gosai rakeshgiri says:

    I am intrested for training

    • Mario says:

      Hi Gosai,
      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  13. Tanweer says:

    Is it need to download the GIS software?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Tanweer,
      yes, you need to download it for the practical part. The application is free. The practical part starts at module 3 and we explain how to download it in that module.
      Enjoy the course!

  14. Very nice and excellent and am also interested I want to be part of it

    • Mario says:

      Hi Abubakar,
      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  15. Haider says:

    How to apply in this course

    • Amazing GIS says:

      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.

  16. Kushal says:

    I am interested for this excercise please share more details on my email kushalishere@gmail.com

    • Mario says:

      Hi Kushal,
      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  17. Kushal says:

    I am interested for this excercise please share more details on my email kushalishere@gmail.com

  18. Xavier borogaon says:

    borogaonxavier@gmail.com i m interested. how can i proceed? plz help

    • Mario says:

      Hi Xavier,
      The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  19. I am Sarah says:

    Hi,
    Is the certificate an E-certificate or a hardcopy? I reside in Nigeria which is my reason for asking.

    Thanks

    • Mario says:

      Hi Sarah, we send a PDF file by e-mail, it’s an E-certificate.
      Best regards,
      Mario

      • Abu Talal says:

        Hello Mario,
        Which software package you use for training/exercise for this course? We are using ArcGIS.

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  22. Woubishet Zenebe says:

    Could I get the course free with my email?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Woubishet,
      the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  23. Kamal Yousafzai says:

    Please send me the modules by email. It’s really helpful to me.

    • Mario says:

      Hi Kamal.
      the course is through videotutorials. They can’t be sent by e-mail.
      It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.

  24. Yordanos says:

    How can I register or attend the courses

  25. YORDANOS says:

    Please help me, I am eager to attend the courses, how can I get or register
    Thank you

    • Mario says:

      Hi Yordanos,
      the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to every module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  26. Horace Davis says:

    Pls send me link in my email..

    • Mario says:

      Hi Horace,
      the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to each module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  27. I want to apply for His course…..that is the branch I want to study in geography

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  30. Okonigene Godwin Ehis says:

    Nice program, still studying the modules

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  32. Karabo Ramontshonyana says:

    Geographic Information systems

  33. Malwina says:

    Hi,

    I would like to know when is started this course?? How can I have access to ArcGIS, is it online or are you giving the code to have access for ArcGIS desktop?? Is it this module is available every week?? Did we have to points to pass or how is working?? Thank you

    • Mario says:

      Hi,
      the course was completely published, so you can start whenever you want. At this post you can access to every module.
      This is gvSIG, not ArcGIS. gvSIG is open source, it’s free of charge and you can do almost all the tasks available in ArcGIS but without paying anything.
      All the modules of the course are available at this post, through videotutorials. The course is free. And if you want to get the certification you only have to do the practical exercise available at this post and pay 30 euro if the exercises are correct.
      Best regards

  34. Bolly Kevin Echessa says:

    Am interested in learning the online course

  35. Benjamin says:

    Hi, how can I apply please?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Benjamin,
      the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to each module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  36. Abu Talal says:

    Hello Admin,
    Which software package you use for training/exercise for this course? We are using ArcGIS.

    • Mario says:

      Hello Abu,
      the course is done on gvSIG. It’s similar to ArcGIS. but gvSIG is open source, it’s free of charge and you can do almost all the tasks available in ArcGIS but without paying anything.
      All the modules of the course are available at this post, through videotutorials. The course is free too.
      And if you want to get the certification you only have to do the practical exercise available at this post and pay 30 euro if the exercises are correct.
      Best regards

  37. zeresenay says:

    thanks for invite to training

  38. Jeff Mweenge says:

    Am interested, how can I apply ?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Jeff,
      the course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to each module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

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  41. Ahmed Bilal says:

    Thank you very much for publishing this precious course for free. I would like to thank you everyone in this who made this happen, from teachers to writer of this post here, even more so the gvSIG team and its developers.

  42. Marrien Kalapula says:

    I’m interested. When is the course starting?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Marrien,
      the course is open permanently. You can start whenever you want. It’s free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that have been published.
      At this post you have the links to each module and the information about the certification.
      Enjoy it!

  43. Steve Willett says:

    Thank you for making this available to everyone. I appreciate the effort that has gone into it. It’s a great way to get hands on experience of using the software,

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