GIS training, free courses, blogs and other resources

You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose!  (Dr. Seuss, of course)  Wondering where to start with GIS?  Maybe you're looking for a few tips and tricks from other users -- or maybe a course to brush up on your understanding of spatial data or widen your professional horizons.  In a world where GIS is everwhere, the choices can seem overwhelming.  Here's a sampler to help you navigate.

Entry level to intermediate courses:

https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/sites/ifwis/files/user/idfg-ccoulter/GIScourses_Esri_Spring2015.xlsx

Of interest to any level GIS user:

INFO / BLOGS / LINKS

http://www.magip.org/Training

http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/17227/free-gis-workshops-tutorials-and-applied-learning-material

http://www.gislounge.com/learning-gis-resources-for-gis-training/

http://www.gislounge.com/gis-distance-learning/

http://education-portal.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_Geography_Courses_and_Educational_Materials.html

http://wiki.gis.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_GIS-related_Blogs

TRAINING / INVOLVEMENT

http://giscenter.isu.edu/

http://www.junipergis.com/training/

http://www.nwgis.org/

http://www.urisa.org/

https://vimeo.com/geospatialtraining

http://www.geospatialtraining.com/

http://learninggis.com/our-classes/gis-training-online

http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/maps/gis/tutorials.cfm

http://www.gis247.com/

http://open.ems.psu.edu/courseware

http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/74

https://mangomap.com/

http://gisgeography.com

Happy Mapping from the GIS Team in IFWIS!