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An Introduction to GIS and Data Models

This free online GIS course teaches you the diverse aspects and techniques of GIS and the uses of different data models.

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This free course, An Introduction to GIS and Data Models, teaches the fundamentals of GIS. This course will introduce the basics of GIS and how GIS provides a platform for an efficient way of handling and processing data in real time. The diverse techniques that are used when dealing with different types of analysis, such as vector data analysis and raster data analysis, will also be covered and discussed in the course.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on, An Introduction to GIS and Data Models, teaches the fundamentals of GIS. This will aid in teaching you how to solve problems that arise with regards to urban planning. The course begins by introducing you to the basics of GIS, along with Geographic projections and the importance of geometric transformations.


The course goes on to explains the vector and raster data models in detail. You will learn about topology in the context of GIS and the difference between the two models. Next, you will learn how GIS creates a platform for an efficient way of handling and processing data in real time. You will learn that when talking about urban systems, a multitude of different systems are integrated and collated into this system.


Finally, you will learn what a valuable learning model GIS is and that it introduces you to an exciting world of urban planning and spatial analysis through the GIS system. Any student in the engineering field, particularly Civil Engineering, or those who are interested in this subject, will benefit from this course. Start the course today to uncover all the intricacies involved in understanding the different data models and the capabilities of GIS.

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