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Get started with GIS & Remote Sensing in QGIS #Beginners

Get an overview and learn basics of GIS, QGIS and Remote Sensing with open data & tools (QGIS and Google Earth Engine)
Instructor:
Kate Alison
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Fully understand basics of GIS and Remote Sensing
Learn Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
Learn open source GIS and Remote Sensing software tools
Learn feely available sources of geodata
Fully understand the components of GIS system and its main functionality
Learn how to install QGIS and its basics functionallity
Learn how to create basic GIS-based map
Learn Geodata types: raster and vector data types

This course provides an introduction to GIS (geographic information systems) and Remote Sensing for spatial analysis with the emphasis on open source software available for free as well as free spatial data portals that offer a possibility to get started with the GIS, Remote Sensing, and spatial data analysis. This spatial analysis introductory course will provide you with an understanding of the GIS system and Remote Sensing in a very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and completely understand the GIS and Remote Sensing technology and where get GIS software geodata to make maps.

This course will prepare the students for the basics of using GIS and Remote Sensing with open source and absolutely free software tools. We will go over various industries where GIS and Remote Sensing can be used including agriculture, geology, mining, hydrology, forestry, environmental, and many more! We will talk about the main GIS components and stages of GIS analysis. I will explain your desktop computer requirements needed to start working with GIS. We will talk about different geodata types. Finally, I will also equip you with the knowledge of different geospatial software tools available and GIS data portals where you can download your spatial maps and data for free.

As a BONUS lecture, I provide you a half an hour step-by-step video training on how to quickly create a land cover/ land use map on the cloud with Google Earth Engine using Machine Learning algorithms without any prior knowledge.

In this course, I include downloadable practical materials that will teach you:

– Understand the fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing

– Learn a variety of open FREE data sources and GIS % Remote Sensing software for conduction geospatial analysis

– How to install open source GIS software on your computer and correctly configure it

– QGIS software interface including its main components and plug-ins

– Learn how to prepare your first GIS map using open-source tools in QGIS

– Learn how to create a land use/land cover map using Google Earth Engine

Introduction

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Introduction

In this lecture, you will learn the main objectives of the course, its goals, the coarse structure and what topics are going to be covered in the course on Basics of GIS with Open source tools.

Applications of GIS

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Applications of GIS

In this lecture, you will learn the variety of GIS applications in different economic sectors and academia.

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Applications of Remote Sensing

In this lecture, you will learn the variety of Remote Sensing applications in different economic sectors and academia.

Key principles of Geographic Information systems (GIS)

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Definition of GIS

In this lecture, you will learn how to define GIS and its main components.

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Main principles of GIS

In this lecture, you will learn the main components, stages and principles of GIS. You will learn how to apply those principles to plan your first GIS projects.

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Definition of Remote Sensing

In this lecture, you will learn how to define Remote Sensing and its main components.

Open Source GIS and Remote Sensing software

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GIS software and your PC set up

In this course, you will learn how to how to set up a GIS on your computer, specifically what you will need to run GIS analysis on your personal computer. We will also talk about software tools available for the GIS analysis. In the practical section of the course, you will learn how to correctly install and set up QGIS on your computer to get ready for GIS analysis

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Open Source Remote Sensing software

In this section, we will talk about software tools available for the Remote Sensing analysis.

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Lab: Sign In to Google Earth Engine
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Lab: Installing QGIS

In this video, I will show you how to install QGIS on your computer.

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Lab: Exploring QGIS interface

In this video, we will explore together the QGIS interface.

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Lab: A power of QGIS - QGIS Plug-ins

In this video, I will show you how to install and manage QGIS plug-ins.

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Lab: Your First GIS Map in QGIS

In this video, I will show you step-by-step how to do your first GIS map in QGIS. With the data provided by me, you can also practice and repeat all the steps by yourself.

Geodata and spatial data portals.

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Basics of Geodata and its main types

In this lecture, we are going to learn about data that is used for GIS analysis, or Geodata. We are also going to talk about 2 main types of geodata, which is vector and raster data types.

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Lab: Satellite image manipulation in QGIS
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Spatial (geodata) Freely Available Data Sources

Today we are going to learn where you can download freely available Geodata for your first GIS projects.

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BONUS++: Machine Learning on Google Earth Engine Cloud: a hannds-on exercise

BONUS: Machine Learning on Google Earth Engine Cloud: a hands-on exercise.

In this video lecture, you will learn how to do in quite a straightforward step-by-step procedure land cover map for any area in the world using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms using cloud platform Google Earth Engine.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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