Introduction to GIS with practical applications

Introduction to GIS

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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
•    Killer app – Web GIS dissemination ON Geospatial data visualisation

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Program plan:
•    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 Structure:
0 day
o    Registration and welcome
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)
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)
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)
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)
5 day
o    Students’ GIS projects: individual work/exercise with assistance (3 h)
o    Students’ GIS projects presentations and assesment (2 h)
Program Leader:






Martina Baučić, PhD, Assistant professor

Teacher info and publication background


Croatian Scientific Bibliography

Works as an assistant professor 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