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How to choose a course that suits you best

We have put together a guide to help you choose which courses might be the best fit for you.

I have never used mapping technology before and I am just getting started!

Well, firstly - welcome to the IMW Australia - On Demand! We have a couple of courses we recommend for you as a first-timer at our workshop. Google’s mapping technology is one of the most user-friendly and beautiful softwares available to make maps on. You will notice that our Google course icons are coloured in green. We recommend that you start your technical IMW journey with Google. We also recommend you take our new course “Deadly Data” to learn mapping best practice. Here is the order you should take these courses:

  1. Deadly Data
  2. Introduction to Google Earth
  3. Imagery and Overlays in Google Earth Pro
  4. 3D Storytelling with Google Earth

We will continue to add Google courses on this platform and you’ll be notified when we do. When you’ve completed a few Google courses, you might like to start learning QGIS!

I have been to an Indigenous Mapping Workshop before and I am ready to learn more!

Welcome back! You probably attended some Google courses at the Indigenous Mapping Workshop you attended before. We recommend that you take these Google courses on this platform again as a refresher - but also start to think about learning new technologies like QGIS (course icon in red) and ArcGIS (course icon in blue). In order of completion, here are our recommendations for you:

  1. Deadly Data - our new course that will teach you best practice and how to safeguard your knowledge & data
  2. All of the Google courses: to refresh and sharpen up your skills
  3. Introduction to QGIS
  4. QGIS for Fire Management
  5. Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Once you’ve completed these, we recommend learning ArcGIS Pro. When you're ready to begin learning ArcGIS Pro, get in touch with our team through the Help page or using the live chat app for an Esri training account and license. You won’t need to download the software for ArcGIS or QGIS either - happy days!

Understanding prerequisites

All of our course streams have prerequisites, which means they have to be completed in a certain order. There is a really good reason why we do this.

  1. We want to make sure that you have learned the basics before moving onto something advanced
  2. We are working to microcredential our courses, which means that if you complete all of them you may be eligible (in future) to receive course credits at a University!

This is important for our returning mappers, don’t be disheartened if you have to redo a course you completed at an in-person event - if you do it again on our platform, it will be better for you in the future!

Explore our courses below...