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Many of the learning paths are available in different software variants i.e QGIS ArcMap pro, Google Earth Engine, Python, and Javascript so you can work with it in your preferred environment.

GIS crash course

The purpose of this learning path is to present the most fundamental GIS skills and knowledge needed either to participate in a course where basic GIS skills are a prerequisite or to start using GIS for a specific purpose. After completing this learning path, you should be able to understand the material presented in the…

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Really Simple and Fast Ways to Make a Map

When people say they just need a map of a given location they are typically implying that they want a topographical map of that location. A topographical map is a map that depicts the location of physical structures and perhaps services such as stations, atm’s Betural stations etc. The easiest way to obtain such a…

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Maps and their use

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How to Make a Map

In this learning path, we will first look at when to make a map or use another way of communicating the information in question. Then We will look at the basic technical aspects of making a map (note there are videos for either QGIS or ArcGIS pro). After this, I will present different more detailed…

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Managing geospatial data projects

Organising geospatial data files for portable projects Projections and Coordinate Reference Systems

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Creating Geospatial Data

Coming soon Methods to create/collect geospatial data: Digitalising based on areal photos/historical mapsField collection appsDrawing on maps

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Introduction to remote sensing

Remote sensing is by USGS defined as “Remote sensing is the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from the targeted area”. In addition to this definition there are two key concepts we need to mention at this point namely: The sensors  or…

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Working with Transport Networks

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Free External learning material

This site is by no means the only online Geospatial learning resource out there The following are some of my favourites GIS Books Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS The Nature of Geographic Information Essentials of Geographic Information Systems GIS tutorials Carleton University Open Source GIS Tutorials Remote Sensing  Cloud-Based Remote Sensing…

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