Basic Raster and Vector Operations with PCI Geomatics

Learn how to apply basic raster and vector operations to perform a number of common remote sensing tasks.
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (215 ratings)
4,126 students
48min of on-demand video
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How to manage data layers and reproject data
Apply image processing functions to generate new raster layers
How to use and create vector layers
Perform raster arithmetic to produce valuable new raster layers or information


  • Students only require a basic understanding of geographic information systems and remote sensing concepts
  • All required software and data is provided, including access to a trial version of Geomatica as well as sample optical satellite imagery


This course is offered by PCI Geomatics, using Geomatica Desktop Image Processing and Analysis Software

Overview: Are you a student learning remote sensing, or does your organization make use of satellite imagery to generate image products or extract valuable information for actionable information? This course will teach you how to manipulate your optical satellite imagery and generate information from that imagery.

Who is the intended audience? This course is intended for university students or professionals who are new to geographic information systems and remote sensing. After this short course you’ll be able to manage both vector data and satellite imagery, and generate new raster layers or information using professional image processing and analysis software. 

What materials will be used? Students will be able to work with a licensed version of Geomatica as well as sample data sets to follow along with the instructor. Students are expected to install Geomatica on their computer and work with a copy of the data which is provided.

How long will it take me to complete the course? The course materials (videos) run for a little less than an hour. You will likely play the videos several times and review certain steps. The expected time to complete the course is 2-3 hours.

Who this course is for:

  • If you have a requirement to make use of optical satellite imagery and you'd like to improve the way in which you manipulate and process satellite imagery, this course is for you!


Technical Solution Specialist
Jean-Sébastien Bouffard
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 421 Reviews
  • 7,444 Students
  • 2 Courses

Jean-Sébastien Bouffard has worked in the field of Geomatics since 2008, and currently holds the position of Technical Solution Specialist at PCI Geomatics. Mr. Bouffard has been active in the field of Earth Observation in both academia and industry where he specializes in developing solutions for a variety of applications in different industries.

In 2014, Mr. Bouffard joined PCI Geomatics as an Application Specialist and Quality Assurance Specialist where he had a key role in testing PCI’s product line, and a key role in the design and development of new technology. In 2015, he took on the role of Technical Solution Specialist where he supports PCI’s Sales team, resellers, and many customers with a wide range of operations. In addition, he provides training on PCI’s product line to geospatial professionals worldwide, he has prepared and delivered web seminars, held workshops at industry tradeshows, prepared and delivered events, and works closely with the Research and Development department.   

Specialties: Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, GIS, Solution Engineering, Python Coding, R Coding

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