Before taking on any geospatial project, it is my experience that a lot of time can be saved by investing a little time in establishing an overview of the concepts and technologies involved. It is my hope this post can point you in the direction of where to find the material needed to obtain such an overview. This post primarily functions as an index to other posts that address the principal of the individual topics. More detailed discussions of the topics can be found further down the chain of links.
The posts can be read in any order but are designed to be read in the below-given order.
If you are a “learning by doing” type of person, you could alternatively start with the “how to make a map” post.
The recommended starting points for the individual topics are:
- What is Geospatial Information?
- How Geospatial Information is Represented as Data
- How to Find and Acces Geospatial Data
- Basic Database Operations (Joining, Filtering and Grouping)
- The principle of visualizing geospatial data
- The principle of geospatial data analysis
- How to solve geospatial problems
- How and why to document geospatial problem-solving.