GST 101 Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS

Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology, GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis using QGIS.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis through a series of lectures and hands-on computer-based exercises. This course is designed to be used as a stand-alone course to complement other disciplines or as an entry level course into a geospatial program. Course content is based upon the United States Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model for entry level geospatial occupations including Geospatial or GIS Technicians and Technologists.

PREREQUISITES: Basic computer literacy required; college algebra recommended.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: QGIS 2.8 (or later), MultiSpec.


LEARNING OUTCOMES/COMPETENCIES:

  1. The student will describe the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Science and Technology.
  2. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the basic functions of geospatial software.
  3. The student will demonstrate awareness of fundamental remote sensing and spatial analysis techniques.
  4. The student will demonstrate basic proficiency in map creation and design principles, including thematic map display, employment of map projections, and cartographic design.
  5. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the creation and acquisition of spatial data.


Your Instructor


Phillip Davis
Phillip Davis

The GeoAcademy is dedicated to bringing the latest in QGIS training and education to users worldwide. We are dedicated to the open and free sharing of software and curriculum to support the geospatial technology workforce around the globe.


Class Curriculum


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  Before You Begin!
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  Module 1 - Introduction to Open Source Software for Geospatial Technology (FOSS4G)
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What will I learn?

The basics of using QGIS software for creating maps and analyzing geospatial data.

What will I need?

In order to complete the labs and learn the software you will need to download the latest versions of both QGIS and Multispec. Both are free and the first module shows you how its done.

How does the course work?

The class is all about hands-on self-directed learning. We provide you specific instructions, videos and geospatial data to get you started.

How does the course work?

The class is all about hands-on self-directed learning. We provide you specific instructions, videos and geospatial data to get you started.

Do I need prior experience in GIS?

No. We teach you everything from the beginning.

Are there technology prerequisites I need to know?

Only the minimal amount of fundamental computer knowledge. You must know how to navigate using Windows Explorer or MacOS Finder programs.

Video overview of the course.

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