Introduction to GIS

EO4GEO Lecture

Introduction to GIS 2022-01-05T15:22:49+00:00

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This is an introductory course to GIS including basic information on: Geographic Information System, spatial data (raster and vector model), coordinate systems, attribute and spatial queries, simple analysis using geoprocessing tools, and data visualization.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems.

  • Define terms related to raster and vector data models (e.g. pixel, grid, spatial resolution, attribute table, topology).

  • Compare vector and raster data models.

  • Understand the difference between geographic and projected coordinate systems.

  • Select objects using attribute and spatial queries.

  • Perform simple analysis with geoprocessing tools.

  • List map elements and basic principles of map creation.

  • Create a thematic map using different methods of symbolization.

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Links to concepts from the EO4GEO Body of Knowledge used in this course:

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Designed and developed by: Anna Adamowicz, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre.

Contributors: Maria Andrzejewska, Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska.

License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.

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