Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists
his course is a hands-on course on GIS: 2 weeks of practical’s in the GIS Lab of the faculty of Geosciences. The following topics will be covered: Working with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo) and Spatial Analyst, Modelbuilder and Python, automatic DEM extraction of stereo aerial photographs using Erdas Imagine eAte, Mobile GIS / GPS data collection, local and global datasets, and poster making.
In this “hands on” course the emphasis lays on working with GIS and existing spatial datasets (national and global) together with a theoretical embedding. The software used is ESRI ArcGIS desktop, pcraster. ERDAS/IMAGINE, Lastools.
Introduction to GIS theory, including data (types, projections), analyses (vector/raster), mapping.
General software training using parts of the ESRI virtual campus courses and more specific instructions on software and data.
Mapping exercises with existing data. Study areas will include fieldwork study areas
GPS data collection.
At the end of the course participants will present a poster with all the data of a topic of their choice.
Development of Transferable Skills
Hands-on training GIS.
Poster making: A0 poster
Technical skills: using the computer programmes ESRI platform, ErdasImagine. lastools, pcraster, introduction python.
Learning practical hands-on skill for the use of GIS
Mapping with ESRI ArcGIS desktop
Collecting and processing of field data using mobile device and portable instruments
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