I'm new to the forum, and I did a search for this topic but didn't find any existing threads. Sorry if this is a duplicate of some other post.
I am interested in learning some programming languages that are useful for GIS work. The one I encounter the most is Visual Basic, and I don't know anything about it. Can anybody suggest a good site or other resource that would explain the basics to me? I would also appreciate the same information for any other language.
For reference, I am a student of environmental policy so I don't have a strong computer background. I want to start learning VB and other GIS-related programming because I am thinking of gearing my career toward GIS technology more than science or policy. Thanks in advance for you help.
Here are 3 sites on line that might help. You might consider going to the college book store and picking up a lab manual for students learning visual basic. Usually visual basic software is provided on a CD with the book.
If you are trying to learn about GIS, my class uses a great book called GTKAV... getting to know arcview. Its a good book. My teacher, Mrs. Hawkins gives us a lot of great help. The class is called GIS II AP. We also use ESRI and a lot of great software programs. I dont know if you have that book or program to work with, but thats the way I learned how to use GIS and I'm getting a scholarship to college for it. Let me know if you need anymore help.
Your best choice is to look at the classes offered on ESRI's website. They have several (free I beleive) intro's to VBA. This is the best way to go because the actual VBA is quite easy to learn. It only becomes difficult when you start dealing with ArcObjects - the elements that allow you to customize ESRI software. The free classes are the best way to start, then move on to the higher level classes. IN college I bought the book 'Getting to know ArcObjects' which was a great start.