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Mapping financial viability for wind farms

Are you enthusiastic about using your GIS skills in the energy space, encouraging sustainability, and researching solutions to increasing energy demands? This course will expose you to the wind energy industry along with the GIS process of identifying suitable wind energy project locations. This includes creating wind maps, real estate research, modeling optimum development locations, and understanding the permits and obstacles at a given site. Take this course to make windfarm location maps and have targeted skills in the growing $100B wind energy industry.

Beautiful sunset above the windmills on the field

206 students enrolled

  • Define a desirable windfarm location
  • Research zoning and environmental
  • Use ArcGIS Pro to layout candidate locations
  • Perform proximity analysis
  • Build a spatial model to rank locations
  • Create a wind project geodatabase
  • Use WindPro to map windspeeds
  • Determine project profitability

You’ve worked hard, but want better career results.  Our program helps when…

  • You are looking to enter a cool industry that makes a global difference.
  • You feel like your academics are leaving you unprepared to enter industry.
  • You want a course that teaches you a solution rather than just software.
  • You want to connect with industry instructors and networks.

Mapping financial viability for wind farms

Join this class to access 9 modules showing how to map a windfarm project.
This blows

(aka What are the criteria for a windfarm project)

The law

(aka Understand zoning and wind energy legal constraints)

Best guess

(aka Create a general project boundary)

The surroundings

(aka Create buffers to account for impacts)

Knowing the code

(aka Create a list of permit acronyms)


(aka Enter your criteria into a spatial model)

Wind database

(aka Compile base layers and created layers into a database)

Bending the trees

(aka Create a map of windspeeds)

Know your options

(aka Identify best candidates)

The checkbook

(aka Quantify financial viability for candidate locations)

You also get access to these bonuses

Windfarm criteria matrix

Value $79

Spatial model template

Value $159

Windfarm map template

Value $199

Enter our online GIS program anytime.

It’s a flexible program. Pick just one course or complete any 6 to earn your GIS certificate.
Focus your learning where the best GIS jobs are.

A common GIS education path has been to pursue a Masters program in GIS. But it’s widely known in the industry that new geography grads are not getting enough exposure to cloud, mobile, and new geospatial programming environments.

So we assembled a world class team to teach you how to be the talent that the geospatial industry WILL HIRE. Compare the experience of our industry instructors and you’ll see why we top the list of best online GIS certificate programs.


Knowledge Builder


Online Anytime


  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Professional Builder


Instructor Access


  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Plus these exclusive features:

  • Live instructor interaction
  • Multimedia portfolio creation
  • Connections to our partners

Certificate Builder


Earn Certification


  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Plus these exclusive features:

  • Live instructor interaction
  • Multimedia portfolio creation
  • Connections to our partners

Plus college certification:

  • Career coaching
  • 2.4 CEUs (some schools)
  • Enterprise GIS Certificate

Compare Pricing

Earn your GIS Certificate in 6 months with flexible choice of classes.

Take the GIS classes you want, when you want, at the price level you want.

• Knowledge builder- asynchronous learning
• Professional builder- live instructor access
• Certificate builder- college certificate in GIS

Video Demos

Narrated industry stories and software demos


Applied tasks using data and GIS software

Instructor Access

Instructor review and feedback on deliverables


Project sign off and college certification

What can you achieve with these new skills?

With these skills you’ll be able to evaluate suitability and financial viability
for windfarm locations
Map the criteria

Get data on zoning and permitting for target location

Build a spatial model

Show the areas that meet the criteria to gain approvals

Calculate financial viability

Create metrics and statistics that quantify windfarm value

Don’t settle for training that’s driven by people who don’t run projects.

When you learn from a Bootcamp GIS expert you get:
Technical experience
Industry insights
Professional network

About the Instructor

Disha has a Master’s degree in Geosciences with specialization in geospatial analysis. She has worked for various energy companies in the renewable energy space. She uses her expertise and knowledge to develop wind energy projects throughout the world.

Mapping financial viability for wind farms

Who is this class for?

The GIS industry is projected to be worth $18B by 2023. Despite this massive growth in new applications, there hasn’t been a single place for all of us to quickly learn tried and true skills from successful Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Until Now! The people that purchase this course are:

Talk to us and we’ll figure out your best path into the industry by suggesting project managers, companies, networks, and a GIS job recruiter. It’s simply the best GIS career advisement in the world.

Top reviews from Mapping Financial Viability For Wind Farms
Dane W   Jan 25, 2023

I was looking for a class like this and glad I found it. I liked how classes like this are focussed on real problems.

Lacy L   Jan 24, 2023

More GIS classes should be like this to show us how to solve an energy need. Thanks.

Dan G   Jan 18, 2023

Lots of good stuff about the process leading to energy sustainability. Glad to learn how GIS supports this.

Samuel R   Dec 30, 2022

There are lots of steps in this process to keep track of. I think I need to go through this again with an internship.

Athena P   Dec 12, 2022

I really appreciated this course and it inspired me to form my career around this workflow.


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