Students who have completed high-school, Under-graduate students from recognized universities as well as professionals can enroll for this course.
₹ 10,000 only.
Course fees include meals at CDSA campus.
Local transportation and food in field is not included.
Students are required to bring their own laptops.
- 1. Basic concepts of geography
- Elevations and contours
- Types of North – True, Grid, Magnetic
- Landforms – how landforms govern planning
- Densities, Distribution, Patterns
- Spatial links between the data collected and Geography
- 2. A brief history of mapmaking and GIS
- Origin of map making (Physical Cartography, eg. John Snow cholera mapping, leading to understanding the importance of data collection)
- What is a map
- Size and Scale
- Latitude and longitude
- How GIS evolved with the digital age
- Real world attributes in a layer based structure
- Uses of GIS – Examples of GIS use
- Integration of GIS with the internet, boosting its capabilities
- 3. Components of GIS with a short history
- Methods – Designed plans for applying technology which includes Guidelines, Specs, Standards, Procedure
- Flow of data from collection to representation through a GIS platform
- 4. Data types and representation
- Importance of representation
- Projections basics, CRS
- Vector data
- Raster data
- Data collection (How Vector and Raster data can be collected/ generated)
- 5. Database management
- Importance of data management
- What is DBMS (Database Management System) and Types in short.
- Short exercise on practice of management of data. (Exporting various files from QGIS)
- 6. Data importing and generation
- How to import various types of data on a GIS platform
- How to create layers on QGIS
- Digitization on QGIS platform (Snapping tools, Digitization tools)
- Adding data to the attribute table, joining delimited text files and tabular file, spatial joining plugin, (basic plugins installation)
- 7. Data classification (Symbology, scale and orientation)
- 8. Basic spatial analysis (Geoprocessing tools)
- 9. Map composition (Cartographic elements – Name, colour scheme, map layout, resizing according to area of interest)