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Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems

Learn about geographic information systems, and how to represent data in the real world in this free online course.

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This free online course will help you understand the concept of geographic information systems. You will learn about how to represent data in the real world, and how we can use GIS to achieve this. You will be informed on how data flows, the different databases, models, and the various opportunities available in the GIS field. You will also learn the various analyses that can be done on data collected and the software used in mastering GIS tools.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will begin by introducing you to the meaning of geographic information systems. You will learn about the concepts in GIS, and how to represent data in the real world. You will be informed on how data flows, the different databases, models, and the various opportunities available in the GIS field. This will lead you to ways in which data can be collected, where data can be gotten, and how data can be generated.

Next, this free online course will bring you up to speed with data quality, databases available, and how to use them in geographic information systems. You will further be informed of the various analyses that can be done on the data collected. You will gain an understanding of the software used in mastering tools and signs in geographic information systems. You will then learn about the use of GIS along with other technologies in representing data to the real world. 

Lastly, you will be introduced to the global positioning system, which is one of those systems which can be a key technology that drives the geographic information system. You will then gain an understanding of how different data can be collected using a geographic positioning system. This will then lead you to remote sensing, which is, using earth-orbiting satellites or even high altitude planes in order to collect information about images of a region, an area, or a phenomenon. This will further bring you up to speed with spatial analysis which has to do with using a system to derive meaningful information from data. 

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Modules

Introduction to Geographical Information System

Representing a Real World in Digital Scape

Data Types and Data Models

Querying, Georeferencing and Map Projections

GIS Data Quality

Global Positioning System

Diploma in Advanced Geographic Information Systems - First Assessment

Introduction to Database and Database Management System

Database Query and Spatial Analysis

Basic and Advanced Spatial Analysis of Data

Introduction to QGIS and Data Import

Data Generation and Analysis using Various Sources

Open Source GIS Software and Geoserver

Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Analyze the technology that is driving the geographic information and how the systems work
  • Define geographic information technology
  • Compare the differences between geographic information systems and spatial analysis
  • Discuss GIS as a platform for analysis
  • Explain the meaning of geographic information 
  • Discuss how the real-world data can be handled and how it can be converted to a digital world data
  • Explain how the real-world phenomena are actually approximated in digital world phenomena
  • List the two types of data sources in GIS
  • Identify the different methods of generating data for a GIS
  • Identify the database management system models
  • Discuss how to create and maintain a database
  • Explain the meaning of spatial analysis in GIS

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