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Introduction to GIS with practical applications

 
Program Schedule
 

Introduction to GIS course provides a start-up for the practical use of GIS software and geospatial datasets.


The motivation for conducting this course arises from a fact that knowledge of GIS capabilities and software is an essential skill for developing career in research, teaching and business. The course will provide participants with skills to use open source Quantum GIS software and open geospatial data.


MAIN TOPICS

Overview of commercial and open source geospatial data and software

MAIN TOPICS

GIS concepts

MAIN TOPICS

Planning with GIS and GIS planning

MAIN TOPICS

Creating GIS project on your own theme

MAIN TOPICS

Use it or lose it – GIS implementation

MAIN TOPICS

Doing things right – GIS managment

MAIN TOPICS

Geospatial analysis

MAIN TOPICS

Killer app – Web GIS dissemination ON Geospatial data visualisation

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 
5 day course

Sample data will be provided for practise and for final presentation

Every student gets lecture notes, current version of QGIS and sample data

No special prior experience needed to follow course

PROGRAM PLAN
0 day

o Registration and welcome

PROGRAM PLAN
1 day

o Introduction to the course (1/2 h) o Introduction to GIS, geospatial data and software (lecture 1 h) o QGIS main features (exercise 1 and 1/2 h) o Definition of students’ GIS projects (1h) o Students’ GIS projects: individual work/exercise with assistance (1 h)

PROGRAM PLAN
2 day

o Geospatial data operations and analysis (lecture 1 h) o Geospatial data editing (exercise 2 h) o Students’ GIS projects: individual work/exercise with assistance (2 h)

PROGRAM PLAN
3 day

o Vector and tabular data operations and analysis (exercise 1 and 1/2 h) o Raster data operations and analysis (exercise 1 and 1/2 h) o Students’ GIS projects: individual work/exercise with assistance (2 h)

PROGRAM PLAN
4 day

o Visualisation and web dissemination of geospatial data (exercise 1 h) o Collecting data on the field: instructions and preparation (exercise 1 h) o Field work: data collecting in the Forest Park Marjan (exercise 3 h)

PROGRAM PLAN
5 day

o Students’ GIS projects: individual work/exercise with assistance (3 h) o Students’ GIS projects presentations and assesment (2 h)

Target audience: BEng, MEng and PhD students

Maximum 10 students