Geomatics - GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Training
Geomatics – GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Training Course Description
This four-day Geomatics – GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Training will provide a technical overview of the current state of Geographic Information Systems and the integration of this powerful tool with GPS, remote sensing, and other data. This course is designed for those currently using GIS, those who are considering purchasing GIS systems, and managers who wish to better understand the issues involved in properly utilizing these tools.
The course provides an overview of the origins, current status, and future directions and applications of Geomatics tools. Information on GIS resources and making these tools work well in your own organization are highlighted.
• What is GIS, and how does it work?
• What is the current status of these tools?
• What are the areas of future growth and new commercial markets for Geomatics?
• How are GIS/GPS/remote sensing and other tools functionally integrated?
• How can I successfully harness these tools and avoid problems?
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
Principles of GIS. Maps, scale, GIS origins, the development of GIS, map decomposition, map algebra, current GIS market estimates, future market projections and trends. Major players.
GIS Data. Point, line, and polygon data. Raster, vector and voxel data. Database structures. Data types: continuous, ordinal and discrete data. Integrating different data structures and data types.
General Overview of GIS Capabilities and Functions. Data collection, management, manipulation, analysis, display and visualization.
Components of GIS Systems. Software, operating systems, hardware, peripherals, data, people, management, infrastructure.
Data Types and Data Sources. Raster, vector, point data sources. Government sources (USGS, etc.) Commercial sources, Sources of international data, remote sensing data sources.
GIS Data. GIS digitizing. Digitizing paper map data. Incorporating existing database information. Incorporating GPS data.
GIS Resources. Web resources, journals, magazines, societies, meetings and conferences.
Remote Sensing and GIS. ncorporation of remote sensing data into GIS. Remote sensing data types and sources, issues of incorporating and processing raster remote sensing data with vector GIS.
GPS and GIS. Incorporation of GPS and other telemetry data into GIS. GPS, Gloanas, Argos, and other data types and sources, issues of incorporating and processing point and time data within the GIS environment.
Visualization and Simulation. The role of visualization and simulation technologies in GIS.
Practical Issues in successfully and productively using these technologies. Where do I start? Defining a plan to choose the right software/hardware/data, common problems and issues in organizing your GIS operation. Successes and horror stories.
The Future of Geomatics. Where is this all going? What are the major new issues and developing technologies? What are the new commercial, scientific, and governmental applications and markets? Trends in software and hardware.
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