Geographic Information System for Beginners

Learn the fundamental concepts of GIS with example data from NASA and Google Earth.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR BEGINNERS: Learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the latest GIS technologies with easy to follow video lectures and laboratory exercises.

This course provides an introduction to GIS, sources of GIS data, GIS data structure and and hands-on practical exercises to processing, downloading, and visualizing large volume of geospatial data in Google Earth Engine platform. Specifically we will cover:

  • Introduction to GIS
  • GIS data structure
  • Sources of GIS data
  • Earth observation data
  • GIS data access

No prior experience required. All are tailored such that anyone can follow them easily.

To date the ability to have skills in GIS technologies is key to various decision makings. This course will provide you the necessary skills on how to manipulate and utilize a GIS data for your own purpose.

In my course, I will give you the tools and skills through a step-by-step lecture and lab exercises. You will understand the fundamentals of GIS and gain skills on manipulating earth observation data. Students will learn the different concepts in a GIS including sources of GIS data, GIS data structure, functions of a GIS and applications to GIS. Example earth observation satellite data will be used through out the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Some acquaintance with GIS is helpful

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand sources of spatial data
  • Learn about spatial data structure
  • Understand the functions of GIS
  • Learn the different areas of GIS applications

What is the target audience?

  • Current GIS users
  • Anyone with an interest in learning GIS

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to GIS
Preview
03:34
Section 2: GIS Data Structure
GIS Data Structure
04:54
Section 3: Sources of GIS Data
Sources of GIS Data
01:23
Section 4: Sources of Raster Data
Sources of Raster Data
Preview
02:21
Section 5: Earth Observation Data
Lecture 5
Preview
02:57
Section 6: Lab 1: Landsat Satellite Data in Google Earth Engine
Lecture 6
Preview
03:11
Section 7: Lab 2: Explore Landmarks in Google Earth
Lecture 7
06:17
Section 8: Lab 3: KML in Google Earth
Lecture 8
09:27
Lecture 9
09:54

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa, Researcher, Teacher, Entrepreneur

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa (PhD) is a research scientist at the University of California San Francisco. He has a Master of Science degree in GIS and Remote Sensing and a PhD in Geospatial Science & Engineering. Dr. Midekisa is also the recipient of the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship and various other awards. He has over 10 years of experience applying geospatial science and technologies in various applications including public health, agriculture, and natural resources.

His research work in the application of geographic information science has been published in various scientific journals. His work is featured in The New York Times, PBS News Hour, The Berkeley Science Review and others. He has presented his research findings in various scientific meetings including the American Geophysical Union, Association of American Geographers, American Tropical and Hygiene and Medicine, and NASA Science Team Meetings. He teaches online courses in various themes including geospatial science and technology, success in life, online business, and social media marketing at Udemy. He is also the founder of Nile Geospatial.

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