You are not limited to upgrading geospatial skills, there are over 3000 book titles and 150 videos for web development, application development, databases and data analysis, game development, programming skills and so much more.
My New Years resolution is to put down the TV remote and focus on upgrading my current skill set, Packt has provided a very cost effective way for me to achieve my goals. I have purchased from Packt in the past and recently purchased 8 titles in their Skill Up sale to keep me on my toes in the New Year. These are…
- Geospatial Development by Example with Python
- ArcGIS Blueprints
- Leaflet.js Essentials
- Mapbox Cookbook
- Learning QGIS (Second Edition)
- QGIS by Example
- QGIS 2 Cookbook
- QGIS Blueprints
Some of these are pre-order and will hopefully give me a bit of time to get through a few of the other titles before their release. You can see my book review for Learning QGIS (Second Edition) here. One down seven to go.
For those of you interested in trends Packt have also created a Year in Review 2015 pdf that will guide users through the biggest topics to come out of 2015 and show you what’s going to be defining 2016 and beyond – so they can learn intelligently and strategically.
Just to note…Packt divides the learning curve into six titles…
Learning: As a new user, these step-by-step tutorial guides will give you all the practical skills necessary to become competent and efficient.
Beginner’s Guide: Friendly, informal tutorials that provide a practical introduction using examples, activities, and challenges.
Essentials: Fast paced, concentrated introductions showing the quickest way to put the tool to work in the real world.
Cookbook: A collection of practical self-contained recipes that all users of the technology will find useful for building more powerful and reliable systems.
Blueprints: Guides you through the most common types of project you’ll encounter, giving you end-to-end guidance on how to build your specific solution quickly and reliably.
Mastering: Take your skills to the next level with advanced tutorials that will give you confidence to master the tool’s most powerful features.
Go forth and SKILL UP!