Geographic Information System Simplified

Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (4 ratings)
426 students
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Geographic Information System Simplified
Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (4 ratings)
426 students
At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of Geographic Information Systems


  • A background in geography knowledge but no special tools are required


This course gives a simplified explanation of Geographic Information System (GIS) concepts. Topics covered in this course include the following GIS areas: definition, history, software, data types, data formats, data resolution types, coordinate system, database, data structure, map production, elements of image interpretation, GIS methods, Spatial Analysis and validation of GIS maps.

Who this course is for:

  • Students and professionals seeking basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems

Course content

5 sections • 28 lectures • 28m total length
  • Self Introduction
  • Why Study GIS
  • Trainer Profile
  • Course Introduction
  • Earth Features
  • Information
  • Systems
  • Morden GIS Definition
  • Traditional GIS Definition
  • GIS History


GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist
Gofamodimo Mashame
  • 3.4 Instructor Rating
  • 4 Reviews
  • 501 Students
  • 2 Courses

I combine science, engineering and technique with enthusiasm in disseminating geographic information to communities for planning, decision making and sustainable development. An integration of my education and experience in solving problems relating to geography amounts to over 10 years, with recognition from world geographic information communities such as Group on Earth Observation (GEO) where I am currently serving as a Technical Advisor for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on mapping issues.

In 2009, I received an award of academic excellence at Ryerson University in Geomatics and Civil Engineering discipline. I was also nominated in the best work performance category at Department of Surveys and Mapping, Gaborone in 2014 before I pursued my Master of Science in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) at Botswana International University of Science and Technology in 2014.