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GIS: Understand the Theory and Practice GIS in QGIS

Learn the theory of Geographic Information Systems, and get trained on making maps and analyzing spatial data in QGIS.
Ardit Sulce
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This GIS (Geographic Information Systems) course will get you up and running with GIS in a very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand GIS technology and how to use GIS software to make maps.

In the course, you will be able to create both offline and online GIS maps from scratch. On top of that, you will practice GIS by completing an entire GIS project using census datasets that contain millions of data records.

The course is ideal for professionals such as programmers, social scientists, geologists, and all other experts who need to use maps in their field. If you’re planning to undertake a task that requires GIS skills, this course will give you the confidence you need to understand and solve a GIS problem.

In the course, you will understand what GIS is by looking at various GIS use cases. You will learn about vector and raster formats used in GIS. You will also learn about GPS and remote sensing technologies which are tightly related to geographic information systems. The course also covers map projections which can become the nightmare of a GIS project if they are not properly understood. You will convert geographic coordinates back and forth to different projection systems.

One important part of the course is the practice activities. You will be given some raw spatial data which you will use to create a map using the QGIS software. Moreover, you will learn how web mapping works and you will create a web map with QGIS and OpenLayers and publish it online on your own website without using any third party service.

In the last part of the course, you will learn how to acquire, clean, analyze, and visualize education and income data from the census database.

How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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