Introduction to GIS with practical applications

Introduction to GIS with practical applications


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
•    GIS concepts
•    Planning with GIS and GIS planning
•    Creating GIS project on your own theme
•    Use it or lose it – GIS implementation
•    Doing things right – GIS managment
•    Geospatial analysis
•    Main concepts of remote sensing images analysis
•    Killer app – Web GIS dissemination ON Geospatial data visualisation


Program plan:
•    5 day course
•    Sample data will be provided for practise and for final presentation
•    Every student gets lecture notes bonded as booklet as well as CD containing digital version of booklet, current version of QGIS and sample data
•    No special prior experience needed to follow course

Program Structure:
1 day
o    Introduction to GIS  (lecture  1/2 h)
o    Commercial and open geospatial data and software (lecture 1/2 h)
o    QGIS- main features (exercise 1 h) )
o    Geospatial database creation (exercise 1h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
2 day
o    Geospatial data operations (lecture 1/2 h)
o    Geospatial analysis (lecture 1/2h)
o    Geospatial data editing (exercise 1 h)
o    Geospatial analysis  (exercise 1h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
3 day
o    Remote sensing images analysis (lecture /2h)
o    Geospatial data visualisation and dissemination (lecture 1/2 h)
o    Remote sensing images analysis (exercise 1h)
o    Maps and web dissemination (exercise 1h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
4 day
o    Field work collecting environmental data on the field by GPS
5 day
o    Final student projects (3 h)
o    Final presentations (1 h)

Program Leaders:

Martina Baučić, PhD, Assistant

Teacher info and publication background


Croatian Scientific Bibliography

Works as an assistant at University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in education and teaching of students at undergraduate and graduate level in geoinformatics courses:  Fundamentals of GIS , Geospatial databases, Geospatial data modelling and analysis, GIS in water resources management, Photogrammetry. She has 20 years of experience in GIS projects in various application areas such as urban planning, cadastre, natural resources management, utility management, protection of environment and cultural heritage and local government.  Her current research interests are in the field of geospatial semantic web and spatio-temporal data.

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Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded 2 ECTS* credits. EQF level is 7.

*European Credit Transfer System