Basics of Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing
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Basics of Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing

Learn GIS, QGIS and Remote Sensing with open data & tools (QGIS and Google Earth Engine), apply/learn fundamentals
4.3 (24 ratings)
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1,997 students enrolled
Created by Kate Alison
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Fully understand basics of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Learn Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Learn open source GIS and Remote Sensing 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
Expand all 19 lectures 02:30:50
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:06

In this lecture, you will learn the main objectives of the course, its goals, the coarse structure and what topics are going to be covered in the course on Basics of GIS with Open source tools.

Preview 02:06
+ Applications of GIS
2 lectures 14:32

In this lecture, you will learn the variety of GIS applications in different economic sectors and academia.

Preview 06:51

In this lecture, you will learn the variety of Remote Sensing applications in different economic sectors and academia.

Applications of Remote Sensing
07:41
+ Key principles of Geographic Information systems (GIS)
4 lectures 14:35

In this lecture, you will learn how to define GIS and its main components.

Preview 01:26

In this lecture, you will learn the main components, stages and principles of GIS. You will learn how to apply those principles to plan your first GIS projects.

Main principles of GIS
03:57

In this lecture, you will learn how to define Remote Sensing and its main components.

Definition of Remote Sensing
05:35
Lab: Sign In to Google Earth Engine
03:37
+ Open Source GIS and Remote Sensing software
6 lectures 01:01:25

In this course, you will learn how to how to set up a GIS on your computer, specifically what you will need to run GIS analysis on your personal computer. We will also talk about software tools available for the GIS analysis. In the practical section of the course, you will learn how to correctly install and set up QGIS on your computer to get ready for GIS analysis

GIS software and your PC set up
11:59

In this video, I will show you how to install QGIS on your computer.

Preview 12:39
QGIS interface: Toolbars
09:46

In this video, I will show you how to install and manage QGIS plug-ins.

Lab: A power of QGIS - QGIS Plug-ins
07:45

In this video, I will show you step-by-step how to do your first GIS map in QGIS. With the data provided by me, you can also practice and repeat all the steps by yourself.

Lab: Your First GIS Map in QGIS
12:35

In this section, we will talk about software tools available for the Remote Sensing analysis.

Preview 06:41
+ Geodata and spatial data portals.
6 lectures 58:12

In this lecture, we are going to learn about data that is used for GIS analysis, or Geodata. We are also going to talk about 2 main types of geodata, which is vector and raster data types.

Basics of Geodata and its main types
02:43

Today we are going to learn where you can download freely available Geodata for your first GIS projects.

Spatial (geodata) Freely Available Data Sources
06:30
Lab: Image download in QGIS
13:45

BONUS: Machine Learning on Google Earth Engine Cloud: a hands-on exercise.

In this video lecture, you will learn how to do in quite a straightforward step-by-step procedure land cover map for any area in the world using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms using cloud platform Google Earth Engine.

Preview 18:57
BONUS
01:02
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) and Remote Sensing for spatial analysis with the emphasis on open source software available for free as well as free spatial data portals that offer a possibility to get started with the GIS, Remote Sensing, and spatial data analysis. This spatial analysis introductory course will provide you with an understanding of the GIS system and Remote Sensing in a very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand the GIS and Remote Sensing technology and where get GIS software geodata to make maps.

This course will prepare the students for the basics of using GIS and Remote Sensing with open source and absolutely free software tools. We will go over various industries where GIS and Remote Sensing can be used including agriculture, geology, mining, hydrology, forestry, environmental, and many more! We will talk about the 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 geospatial software tools available and GIS data portals where you can download your spatial maps and data for free.

As a BONUS lecture, I provide you a half an hour step-by-step video training on how to quickly create a land cover/ land use map on the cloud with Google Earth Engine using Machine Learning algorithms without any prior knowledge.

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

- Understand the fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing

- Learn a variety of open FREE data sources and GIS % Remote Sensing software for conduction geospatial analysis

- 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

- Learn how to create a land use/land cover map using Google Earth Engine

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