[Irtalk] Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon May 18 12:17:54 SAST 2015

GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is everywhere. From your smartphone
to your tablet, location enabled devices are present in almost every
household. With over 80% of all data having some type of spatial (or
geographical) component, GIS and the principles of geographic data have
relevancy everywhere. This course will introduce students to GIS and the
principles of spatial data in their personal life as well as applications
of GIS across various industries. Major components of the course include
computer representation of geographic information, the basics of GIS
databases, spatial analysis with GIS, and application areas of GIS. At the
end of the course, students will have an understanding of elementary GIS
theory and examples of GIS-based solutions in the world around them.


*​A lot of open data is GIS data.​*
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