Core GIS: Land Use and Land Cover & Change Detection in QGIS
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Core GIS: Land Use and Land Cover & Change Detection in QGIS

Become Expert in geo-Spatial Analysis (Remote Sensing & GIS) and its core, Land Use & Land Cover mapping in QGIS in 2020
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Created by Kate Alison
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Fully understand the basics of Land use and Land Cover (LULC) Mapping and Change Detection
  • Get an introduction and fully understand to Remote Sensing relevant for LULC mapping
  • Learn the most popular open-source GIS and Remote Sensing software tools (QGIS, SCP)
  • Pre-process and analyze raster in QGIS
  • Learn about supervise and unsupervised learning and their applications in GIS
  • Learn how to obtain satellite data, apply image preprocessing, create training and validation data in QGIS
  • Apply Machine Learning image classification and change detection in SCP and QGIS
  • Create your first LULC map for your report
  • You'll also have plenty of handy hints and tips that will be provided alongside the scripts for analysis
  • You'll have a copy of the practicals step-by-step manuals used in the course for your reference to use in for their analysis
  • An interest in working with geospatial data
  • A working computer
  • The course will be demonstrated using a QGIS version of Windows PC. Mac and Linux users will have to adapt the instructions to their operating systems.

Do you need to design a land use/land cover map for your project but you don’t know how to do this?

Do you find GIS books & manuals too not practical and looking for a course that takes you by hand, teach you all the concepts, and get you started on a real-life LULC mapping project?

I'm very excited that you found my LULC CORE course. My course provides you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to implement PRACTICAL, real-life spatial LULC mapping and change detection tasks in popular and FREE software tools.

This course is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) mapping, which is one of the core skills for any Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing analyst. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand all theoretical and PRACTICAL background of LULC mapping and Change Detection that you will be able to carry out on the real data in one of the most popular GIS software which is QGIS.

In the course, you will be able to learn how to carry out all stages of LULC mapping from acquiring satellite data to assessing the accuracy of your map and design a beautiful change map readily available to be inserted in your document or report.

The course is ideal for professionals such as geographers, programmers, social scientists, geologists, and all other experts who need to use LULC maps in their field and would like to learn fundamentals of LULC and change detection in GIS. If you're planning to undertake a task that requires to use a state of the art classification algorithms for creating, for instance, land cover and land use maps, this course will give you the confidence you need to understand and solve such geospatial problem.

One important part of the course is the practical exercises. You will be given some precise instructions and datasets to create LULC maps and change maps using the QGIS software.

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

- 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 classify satellite images with different machine learning algorithms in QGIS

- Learn how to perform training, validation data collection and accuracy assessment

- Learn how to perform change detection with the Semi-automated classification plug-in

- Learn how to prepare your first land cover change map for your report

Who this course is for:
  • Geographers, Programmers, geologists, biologists, social scientists, or every other expert who deals with GIS maps in their field
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 04:26:11
+ Introduction
4 lectures 24:31
Lab 1: QGIS installation
Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS
+ Basics of Remote Sensing for LULC mapping
8 lectures 01:21:27
Introduction to digital image
Sensors and Platforms
How to download satellite images with SCP plug-in
Lab 2: Layerstacking, True and False Colour composites
Lab 3: Image preprocessing - atmospheric correction
Sources of Remote Sensing images for LULC mapping
+ Land use / land cover (LULC) classification: overview
11 lectures 02:09:48
Introduction to LULC classification based on satellite images
Stages of LULC supervised classification
Lab: Training data collection
Overview of image classification algorrithms
Lab: LULC with the use of spectral angle mapping
Lab: LULC with the use of Maximum Likelihood Algorithm
Accuracy assessment of LULC map
Lab: Validation data creation
Lab: Accuracy Assessment
Project: LULC mapping of Landsat 8
+ Introduction to change detection
3 lectures 29:23
Lab: Change Detection in QGIS
Lab: How to make a map in QGIS
+ Final Project
2 lectures 01:02
Final Project Description