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Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa, Geospatial Scientist and Instructor

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10 Videos (47m)
    • Promo Video GIS

      3:28
    • Lecture 1

      3:34
    • Lecture 2

      4:54
    • Lecture 3

      1:23
    • Lecture 4

      2:21
    • Lecture 5

      2:57
    • Lecture 6

      3:11
    • Lecture 7

      6:17
    • Lecture 8

      9:27
    • Lecture 9

      9:54

About This Class

INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR BEGINNERS: Learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the latest GIS technologies with easy to follow video lectures and laboratory exercises.

This course provides an introduction to GIS, sources of GIS data, GIS data structure and and hands-on practical exercises to processing, downloading, and visualizing large volume of geospatial data in Google Earth Engine platform. Specifically we will cover:

  • Introduction to GIS
  • GIS data structure
  • Sources of GIS data
  • Earth observation data
  • GIS data access

No prior experience required. All are tailored such that anyone can follow them easily.

To date the ability to have skills in GIS technologies is key to various decision makings. This course will provide you the necessary skills on how to manipulate and utilize a GIS data for your own purpose.

In my course, I will give you the tools and skills through a step-by-step lecture and lab exercises. You will understand the fundamentals of GIS and gain skills on manipulating earth observation data. Students will learn the different concepts in a GIS including sources of GIS data, GIS data structure, functions of a GIS and applications to GIS. Example earth observation satellite data will be used through out the course.

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Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa

Geospatial Scientist and Instructor

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa (PhD) is a research scientist at the University of California San Francisco. He has a Master of Science degree in GIS and Remote Sensing and a PhD in Geospatial Science & Engineering. Dr. Midekisa is also the recipient of the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship and various other awards. He has over 10 years of experience applying geospatial science and technologies in various applications including public health, agriculture, and natural resources.

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