Geographical information systems

  • Cours (CM) 4h
  • Cours intégrés (CI) -
  • Travaux dirigés (TD) -
  • Travaux pratiques (TP) 20h
  • Travail étudiant (TE) -

Langue de l'enseignement : Anglais

Niveau de l'enseignement : C1-Autonome - Utilisateur expérimenté

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

The training course’s objective is to provide key skills to work with Quantum GIS software. Objectives are to give a global view and understanding of what a GIS is and what it is useful and to introduce to manipulation and processing of geographic data with the free QGIS software.

Compétences à acquérir

At the end of this training session, you will be able to:
  • Understand basics of the geographical information
  • Manage GIS data using QGIS
  • Display GIS data on maps and realize layout using QGIS print composer
  • Organize vector and raster data in QGIS
  • Integrate external data using joins
  • Realize spatial and attribute selections using SQL query
  • Learn to create and modify vector data, respect topology
  • Perform geoprocessing (clip, intersection, union...)
  • Work with Raster data and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to extract contour lines, create Slope Models, Hillshade, terrain profile...
  • Spatial analysis with QGIS


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