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Introduction to Geographic Information System

Learn about geographic information technologies, remote sensing, and spatial analysis in this free online course.

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Free Course
This free online course will help you gain an understanding of geographic information technologies, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. You will learn about geographic information science, spatial data, the disciplines contributing to GIS, and the applications of GIS. You will also learn about how to handle real-world data, how it can be converted to digital world data, and how to start working with geographic information systems.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course will begin by introducing you to the aspects of geographic information systems. You will learn about geographic information technologies, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. You will also learn about spatial data, the disciplines contributing to GIS, and the applications of GIS. You will then further your knowledge on GIS capabilities, spatial data acquisition; data investigation, and software integration. 

Next, you will gain an understanding of how to handle real-world data, and how it can be converted to digital data. Then you will further understand how the geographic information system actually looks at data, and how to start working with geographic information systems. You will then gain insights into GIS data collections, the different data sources, the importance of data sampling methods, and the different methods of generating data for a GIS. This could be either digitization, manual digitization, or automatic digitization.

Lastly, you will further develop an understanding of data input which involves digital encoding of both geographic and attribute data. This will lead you into the global positioning system, how it receives a certain frequency, and how it measures the distance of the geographical locations.  You will further be introduced to how global positioning system determines the current position based on the signal sent by a number of satellites. You will then learn the steps to be observed in digitizing, in regards to generating data for a geographic information system. 

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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 geographic information system as a platform for analysis
  • Explain the meaning of geographic information systems
  • List and explain the principles of the real-world model
  • Identify the objects and characteristics of data models
  • Explain what kind of quality a data needs to possess and the different ways of understanding data
  • Recognize the different data sources in a GIS data collection
  • Identify different methods of generating data for a GIS
  • Explain how real-world phenomena are actually approximated in digital world phenomena

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