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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa, Instructor & Geospatial Data Scientist

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4 Videos (17m)
    • SectionIntro IntroductiontoGIS

      0:21
    • Lecture IntroductiontoGIS

      6:05
    • Lab QGISUpandRunning

      4:09
    • Lab QGIS ImportGISData

      6:31

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

Instructor & Geospatial Data Scientist

Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa is a geospatial data scientist, author, and instructor who teaches over 10,000 students online. 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 data science. He is the founder of Spatial eLearning and teaches online courses in var...

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