Basics of geographic information systems GIS with open tools

Basics of geographic information systems (GIS) with open data and software tools.

This course provides an introduction to GIS (geographic information systems) with the emphasize on open source software available for free as well as free GIS dataportals that offer a possibility to get started with the GIS and spatial data analysis. This GIS course will get you up and running with GIS in very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand the GIS technology and where get GIS software geodata to make maps.

What you’ll learn

  • Fully understand basics of GIS.
  • Learn Applications of GIS.
  • Learn open source GIS software tools.
  • Learn feely available sources of geodata.
  • Fully understand the components of GIS system and its main functionality.
  • Learn how to install QGIS and its basics functionallity.
  • Learn how to create basic GIS-based map.
  • Learn Geodata types: raster and vector data types.

Course Content

  • Introduction.
  • Applications of GIS.
  • Key principles of Geographic Information systems (GIS).
  • Open Source GIS software.
  • Geodata and spatial data portals..

Basics of geographic information systems GIS with open tools

Requirements

  • The course is for beginners, Freshers or for those transitioning from another industry or discipline..
  • A working computer..
Description

This course provides an introduction to GIS (geographic information systems) with the emphasize on open source software available for free as well as free GIS dataportals that offer a possibility to get started with the GIS and spatial data analysis. This GIS course will get you up and running with GIS in very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand the GIS technology and where get GIS software geodata to make maps.

This course will prepare the students for the basics of using GIS with open source and absolutely free software tools. We will go over various industries where GIS can be used including agriculture, geology, mining, hydrology, forestry, environmental, and many more! We will talk about main GIS components and stages of GIS analysis. I will explain your desktop computer requirements needed to start working with GIS. We will talk about different geodata types. Finally, I will also equip you with the knowledge of different GIS software tools available and GIS data portals where you can download your spatial maps for free.

In this course, I include downloadable practical materials that will teach you:

– How to install open source GIS software on your computer and correctly configure it

– QGIS software interface including its main components and plug-ins

– Learn how to prepare your first GIS map using open-source tools in QGIS.

Who this course is for:
  • Geographers, geologists, crop scientists or every other expert who deals with maps in their field.
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