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Update on GIS247 GIS & Geospatial Skills Framework

The Autumn newsletter for our GIS247 account holders is now available. In this we have provided an update about the release of our GIS & Geospatial Skills Framework. This skills framework will enable you to see progression of your skills and GIS abilities through 5 different levels.

Level 1 of the framework is Awareness. Achieving the Awareness level means that you can demonstrate awareness of GIS and geospatial technology and issues but may not be required to apply it.

In the newsletter we outlined some of the key content that will be available under key themes of Geospatial Data Sources & Structures, Earth Geometry & Geodesy, GIS Theory & Application, Mapping and Geospatial Analytical Methods.

October 2021

GIS247 Learning Team Meet In Person!

Now that the UK is getting back to normal, at last we managed to get key members of our Learning Team together in the same office, at the same time!

It seemed like a bit of a treat to hold our scheduled meeting in person, followed by a good catch up and lunch. Virtual Meetings are efficient but it’s really nice to actually be together in person. (left are: Charles, Chrissy, Debbie, Alison, Jude and Kelly)

September 2021

Summer Newsletter is now available

Our latest newsletter for Summer 2021 is now available for all GIS247 account holders. Just log in and it's accessible on your My GIS247 page.

August 2021

Our Commitment to Net Zero

In line with UK policy, at Sological Solutions & GIS247 we are totally committed to achieving net zero by 2050.

It takes about 25 years for a tree to fully grow so that it absorbs the optimum amount of carbon. We have therefore made the commitment, starting this year, to support afforestation programmes in the UK and around the globe to achieve 100%+ offset of our carbon emissions; therefore achieving net zero. Each year we will support a different afforestation programme. For 2021 we are supporting a community tree planting scheme in the UK via Tree-Nation.

“At just 13%, the UK currently has one of the lowest rates of tree cover in Europe. Working across the UK, this project will increase tree cover, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and provide vital habitat for local wildlife. It will also provide a vital community link - therefore encouraging both biodiversity and local communities to flourish once more.”

As a digital service based business we continue to work to further reduce and balance our carbon footprint.

June 2021

Supporting the Buses4Homeless Charity

Over a 12 week period from March to May our training director Debbie Soloman took part in a steps challenge with the Get Up, Give Back group of business entrepreneurs. The challenge was, as a group, to walk 100,000,000 million steps and raise £100K for the charity. Debbie’s personal challenge was to walk over 1 million steps which is equivalent to walking from London to Aberdeen. Debbie said

“It was a real sense of achievement when I hit my 1 million steps mark and as a group we smashed our fundraising target. I feel privileged that I was able to take part and now with the funds we raised the Buses4Homeless charity can build a long term rehabilitation centre in the Midlands.”

May 2021

Spring News Has Arrived!

Our latest newsletter – Spring 2021 is now available for all GIS247 account holders. If you don’t have a GIS247 account (yet) and you would like a sneaky peak at one of our newsletters, then click here.

April 2021

Ordnance Survey Data Education Modules

The Ordnance Survey provides a huge range of OpenData and paid for data products for the UK. Many of these products are very detailed in their structure and take some work to process them into the most usable form.

We’ve created a series of videos about each data product to guide you step by step from download through to understanding each product thoroughly to implementing it effectively in the different leading GIS software.

This growing series of videos are available in our GIS Essentials catalog and available to all GIS247 licence holders for free.

April 2021

Serious Upgrade to GIS247 ArcGIS Pro Training

We have now released a new, upgraded series of training for ArcGIS Pro. Not only have we included the upgrades for the latest version but we have greatly expanded the content of each of the courses. The series of 4 courses cover a range of functions in a layered learning approach from beginner level through to becoming a Pro Pro!

March 2021

Accreditation & Continuing Professional Development

We have just completed the annual review of all our training courses and are pleased to announce that all our courses and modules continue to be accredited by the leading professional bodies both at home in the UK and overseas. This means our user continue to benefit from gaining valuable CPD points towards their professional accreditation when they have completed each course.

February 2021

News & Updates for Each Season

We are changing the frequency of our newsletters to one each quarter. This will strike a better balance for all our GIS247 account holders on keeping them up-to-date with our latest training developments whilst not adding to their volume of emails too much. Each newsletter will be available to view from a link on the My GIS247 home page. The new Winter 2020 newsletter is now available.

November 2021

Global Pandemic & Lockdown

First global pandemic in our living memory and national lockdown for everyone to deal with. Our eLearning is fully available to all users and they can continue to log into their accounts at any time. eLearning is definitely the new normal.

May 2020

Recognition in South Africa

We are absolutely delighted that our GIS eLearning courses are now fully accredited by the South African Geomatics Council. This means that our courses are recognised as providing GIS training to a professional standard. Any user completing our courses can claim continuing professional development (CPD) points towards their professional accreditation and renewal of that accreditation.

May 2019

AGI Wales - Annual Conference

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the prestigious GeoCymru annual conference this year. Debbie Soloman, our training director will be giving a keynote presentation around this year's theme of Discovering Geospatial. This prestigious event is being held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It’s going to be a great day for delegates with an interest in geospatial software and services. Come and visit GIS247 at the event.

April 2019

QGIS Updates - v3x

We are working hard to update all our QGIS eLearning to the latest 3.x version. This training will be with full InVision video plus hands on exercises with data. Available very soon.

October 2018

eLearning Access Renewals

Throughout the year many of our customer's annual licence to access our eLearning are due to end. We're delighted that we continue to retain our near 100% renewal rate as well as welcoming many new users and organisations to GIS247.

July 2018

ArcGIS Pro eLearning Released

We've been working hard for a while now developing our series of ArcGIS Pro eLearning courses. Delighted that these are now available to our GIS247 customers who have access to our ArcGIS focused eLearning. Comprehensive training video's and accompanying hands-on exercises are available together with course assessments for users to gain a certificate for their developed skills.

May 2018

Train the GIS Trainer

Great way to start the New Year by delivering our face 2 face specialist Train the Trainer GIS course in London. This course has been developed based on our 20+ years of delivering successful training. Its wonderful to be able to pass on our knowledge and experience to others who will support GIS users in their own organisation. The aim delivering the course today is to support this organisations GIS consultants to deliver specific GIS training to their colleagues all over the country. Great day with lots of participation and learning activities.

January 2018

Learning Management System (LMS) Enhancements

We have enhanced the reporting information that is recorded in our Learning Management System (LMS) about each user's GIS247 account. This helps organisations monitor individual progress more effectively and therefore improves our ability to support them. Information on the detail of these enhancements is being sent out in the latest newsletter today to all GIS247 account administrators.

December 2017

Training Delivery for National Trust

The whole of this year has kept our Training Manager busy with delivering a series of face to face courses for the National Trust. Debbie has trained over 300 NT employees at different locations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The course delivered was a bespoke course developed by us based on the National Trust's custom GIS intranet software. The delivery of this training has been so successful that this course is now a key organisational resource and can now be accessed as eLearning via GIS247.

“It's been a great year meeting a range of different NT people that are using GIS is many different ways. Its been a privilege to work with them and support the amazing work that the National Trust does. I'm delighted that this phase of training has been so successful and subsequently we've been asked to develop further training and support for the NT's ambitious Land, Outdoor and Nature Programme.”

November 2017

Update on GIS247 GIS & Geospatial Skills Framework

The Autumn newsletter for our GIS247 account holders is now available. In this we have provided an update about the release of our GIS & Geospatial Skills Framework. This skills framework will enable you to see progression of your skills and GIS abilities through 5 different levels.

Level 1 of the framework is Awareness. Achieving the Awareness level means that you can demonstrate awareness of GIS and geospatial technology and issues but may not be required to apply it.

In the newsletter we outlined some of the key content that will be available under key themes of Geospatial Data Sources & Structures, Earth Geometry & Geodesy, GIS Theory & Application, Mapping and Geospatial Analytical Methods.

October 2021

GIS247 Learning Team Meet In Person!

Now that the UK is getting back to normal, at last we managed to get key members of our Learning Team together in the same office, at the same time!

It seemed like a bit of a treat to hold our scheduled meeting in person, followed by a good catch up and lunch. Virtual Meetings are efficient but it’s really nice to actually be together in person. (left are: Charles, Chrissy, Debbie, Alison, Jude and Kelly)

September 2021

Summer Newsletter is now available

Our latest newsletter for Summer 2021 is now available for all GIS247 account holders. Just log in and it's accessible on your My GIS247 page.

August 2021

Our Commitment to Net Zero

In line with UK policy, at Sological Solutions & GIS247 we are totally committed to achieving net zero by 2050.

It takes about 25 years for a tree to fully grow so that it absorbs the optimum amount of carbon. We have therefore made the commitment, starting this year, to support afforestation programmes in the UK and around the globe to achieve 100%+ offset of our carbon emissions; therefore achieving net zero. Each year we will support a different afforestation programme. For 2021 we are supporting a community tree planting scheme in the UK via Tree-Nation.

“At just 13%, the UK currently has one of the lowest rates of tree cover in Europe. Working across the UK, this project will increase tree cover, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and provide vital habitat for local wildlife. It will also provide a vital community link - therefore encouraging both biodiversity and local communities to flourish once more.”

As a digital service based business we continue to work to further reduce and balance our carbon footprint.

June 2021

Supporting the Buses4Homeless Charity

Over a 12 week period from March to May our training director Debbie Soloman took part in a steps challenge with the Get Up, Give Back group of business entrepreneurs. The challenge was, as a group, to walk 100,000,000 million steps and raise £100K for the charity. Debbie’s personal challenge was to walk over 1 million steps which is equivalent to walking from London to Aberdeen. Debbie said

“It was a real sense of achievement when I hit my 1 million steps mark and as a group we smashed our fundraising target. I feel privileged that I was able to take part and now with the funds we raised the Buses4Homeless charity can build a long term rehabilitation centre in the Midlands.”

May 2021

Spring News Has Arrived!

Our latest newsletter – Spring 2021 is now available for all GIS247 account holders. If you don’t have a GIS247 account (yet) and you would like a sneaky peak at one of our newsletters, then click here.

April 2021

Ordnance Survey Data Education Modules

The Ordnance Survey provides a huge range of OpenData and paid for data products for the UK. Many of these products are very detailed in their structure and take some work to process them into the most usable form.

We’ve created a series of videos about each data product to guide you step by step from download through to understanding each product thoroughly to implementing it effectively in the different leading GIS software.

This growing series of videos are available in our GIS Essentials catalog and available to all GIS247 licence holders for free.

April 2021

Serious Upgrade to GIS247 ArcGIS Pro Training

We have now released a new, upgraded series of training for ArcGIS Pro. Not only have we included the upgrades for the latest version but we have greatly expanded the content of each of the courses. The series of 4 courses cover a range of functions in a layered learning approach from beginner level through to becoming a Pro Pro!

March 2021

Accreditation & Continuing Professional Development

We have just completed the annual review of all our training courses and are pleased to announce that all our courses and modules continue to be accredited by the leading professional bodies both at home in the UK and overseas. This means our user continue to benefit from gaining valuable CPD points towards their professional accreditation when they have completed each course.

February 2021

News & Updates for Each Season

We are changing the frequency of our newsletters to one each quarter. This will strike a better balance for all our GIS247 account holders on keeping them up-to-date with our latest training developments whilst not adding to their volume of emails too much. Each newsletter will be available to view from a link on the My GIS247 home page. The new Winter 2020 newsletter is now available.

November 2021

Global Pandemic & Lockdown

First global pandemic in our living memory and national lockdown for everyone to deal with. Our eLearning is fully available to all users and they can continue to log into their accounts at any time. eLearning is definitely the new normal.

May 2020

Recognition in South Africa

We are absolutely delighted that our GIS eLearning courses are now fully accredited by the South African Geomatics Council. This means that our courses are recognised as providing GIS training to a professional standard. Any user completing our courses can claim continuing professional development (CPD) points towards their professional accreditation and renewal of that accreditation.

May 2019

AGI Wales - Annual Conference

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the prestigious GeoCymru annual conference this year. Debbie Soloman, our training director will be giving a keynote presentation around this year's theme of Discovering Geospatial. This prestigious event is being held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It’s going to be a great day for delegates with an interest in geospatial software and services. Come and visit GIS247 at the event.

April 2019

QGIS Updates - v3x

We are working hard to update all our QGIS eLearning to the latest 3.x version. This training will be with full InVision video plus hands on exercises with data. Available very soon.

October 2018

eLearning Access Renewals

Throughout the year many of our customer's annual licence to access our eLearning are due to end. We're delighted that we continue to retain our near 100% renewal rate as well as welcoming many new users and organisations to GIS247.

July 2018

ArcGIS Pro eLearning Released

We've been working hard for a while now developing our series of ArcGIS Pro eLearning courses. Delighted that these are now available to our GIS247 customers who have access to our ArcGIS focused eLearning. Comprehensive training video's and accompanying hands-on exercises are available together with course assessments for users to gain a certificate for their developed skills.

May 2018

Train the GIS Trainer

Great way to start the New Year by delivering our face 2 face specialist Train the Trainer GIS course in London. This course has been developed based on our 20+ years of delivering successful training. Its wonderful to be able to pass on our knowledge and experience to others who will support GIS users in their own organisation. The aim delivering the course today is to support this organisations GIS consultants to deliver specific GIS training to their colleagues all over the country. Great day with lots of participation and learning activities.

January 2018

Learning Management System (LMS) Enhancements

We have enhanced the reporting information that is recorded in our Learning Management System (LMS) about each user's GIS247 account. This helps organisations monitor individual progress more effectively and therefore improves our ability to support them. Information on the detail of these enhancements is being sent out in the latest newsletter today to all GIS247 account administrators.

December 2017

Training Delivery for National Trust

The whole of this year has kept our Training Manager busy with delivering a series of face to face courses for the National Trust. Debbie has trained over 300 NT employees at different locations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The course delivered was a bespoke course developed by us based on the National Trust's custom GIS intranet software. The delivery of this training has been so successful that this course is now a key organisational resource and can now be accessed as eLearning via GIS247.

“It's been a great year meeting a range of different NT people that are using GIS is many different ways. Its been a privilege to work with them and support the amazing work that the National Trust does. I'm delighted that this phase of training has been so successful and subsequently we've been asked to develop further training and support for the NT's ambitious Land, Outdoor and Nature Programme.”

November 2017

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