QGIS AND GRASS GIS COURSE, ADVANCED LEVEL

ONLINE TRAINING

START DATE: 12TH OF SEPTEMBER | 14TH OF NOVEMBER (80 hours)

PRICE: 240 € (Standard fee) | 216 € (Student / Unemployed fee)

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Intended for users already familiar with the basics of QGIS, who wants to improve their skills, this course is focusing on advanced analysis regarding the management and manipulation of raster data, spatial analysis, using PostGIS and relational databases, performing analysis using Python programming language, network analysis and LIDAR data handling.

The course is structured in units with different levels of difficulty that comes in help of the student who will learn to handle the advanced QGIS tools, from complex multicriterial analysis to optimal route calculations and programming with Python.

Enrolled students in this online course will have access to our virtual e-learning platform (which is available 24 hours), where they will find the content of the course, practical exercises, forum discussion and additional content. One of the advantages of this online platform, is that students can benefit of real time support and assistance offered by the instructor (2 hours per week), whom they can contact via direct messages, regarding course related issues, at any moment. They can also contact the instructor via email.

  • Highlight the importance and utility of a Geographic Information System (GIS), especially in the elaboration of complex spatial analysis with applicability in engineering design, topography, geology, hydrology.
  • Understand the advanced concepts of QGIS and GRASS GIS.
  • Learn about GIS key tools in an appropriate and professional way, create topologies for vector editing, network analysis for finding the best route, closest facility, service area around a location.
  • Find about all possible difficulties which you may encounter in the execution of GIS projects, and their solutions through practical advanced exercises.
  • Start programming with Python and develop your own complex tools to facilitate your work.

1 - RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND SPATIAL DATA.

  • Database design
  • Database connections, Table joins
  • Spatial joins, generate new statistics and new data using table and spatial data information
  • POSTGRESQL and POSTGIS
    – Different types of data that can be included in a database
    – How to install PostgreSQL. How to use PostGIS in OpenGeo Suite
    – Create and manage data in PostGIS
    – How to handle PostGIS in OpenGeo Suite. Import and export shapefiles (layers)

Practical Exercise 1: Creation and management of Databases.

2 - SPATIAL ANALYSIS USING VECTOR DATA

  • Geo-processing tools for vector analysis
  • Generating sampling grids
  • Multicriterial analysis

Practical Exercise 2: Generating sampling grids for the study of population evolution and density.

3 - BASIC OPERATIONS WITH RASTER DATA

  • Conversion tools: Raster, Vector, ASCII, KML.
  • Generate digital models of elevation using vector data, ASCII and TIN files.
  • Querying and masking raster data for obtaining new information
  • Merging raster files

Practical Exercise 3: File conversion and Digital Terrain Models development.

4 - ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS USING RASTER DATA

  • Reclassify rasters, euclidean distances, boolean operations on layers, raster aggregation and data conversion
  • Map algebra (Raster calculator), mathematical operations between rasters, cell statistics
  • Data interpolation techniques (IDW, kriging, natural neighbor)
  • Contour, slope, hillshade, aspect and visibility maps
  • Hydrological study: drainage networks, flow direction, watershed basins, catchment areas
  • Performing Multicriteria raster analysis, basic concepts and weights (the most important component of the MCDA model), weighted layers’ combination, non-compensatory analysis, least cost path analysis

Practical Exercise 4: Viewshed Analysis, hydrological analysis and advance multicriteria analysis

5 - 3D VISUALISATION

  • Convert 2D data to 3D data
  • Genereate 3D profiles
  • 3D Visualisation of raster and vector data
  • Map animations

Practical Exercise 5: 3D scene generation.

6 - NETWORK ANALYSIS USING PGROUTING

  • Graph Generation
    Introduction
    – Network elements
    – Impedances
    Necessary attributes
    – Length (Distances)
    – Speed
    – Time
    – Address (one way)
    – Cost/reverse costRDBMS PostgresQL/PostGIS
    Topology
    – Graphs
    – PostGIS
  • Routing calculations with the QGIS
    Pgrouting tool
    Simple route
    Calculating shortest routes with pgRouting.
    – pgr_Dijsktra
    – pgr_kDijstra
    – pgr_aStar
    – pgr_drivingDistance
    – computation of Isochrones pgr alphaShape

Practical Exercise 6: Routes calculation with pgRouting.

7 - PYTHON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (PYQGIS)

  • Variables, data types, reserved words, operations to perform
  • Lists, tuples, dictionaries, classes
  • Loops and conditions
  • How to integrate Python in QGIS
  • PYQGIS and PYQT. Two APIS for QGIS
    – What is an API and what does it include?
    – Step by step explication of code components
    – Functionality of pyQGIS
    – Functionality of pyQT

8 - LIDAR DATA MANAGEMENT IN QGIS

  • QGIS and Lidar. LSTOOLS
    – How to install LSTOOLS for QGIS
    – Configuration
    – 2D and 3D visualization for Lidar data
  • QGIS and Lidar. FUSION
    – How to install FUSION for QGIS
    – Configuration
  • Processing Lidar data in QGIS
    – DEM Generation
    – Relief maps
    – Slope maps

9 - DEVELOPMENT OF A CARTOGRAPHIC VIEWER IN QGIS

  • What is a cartographic viewer?
  • Plugins tools in QGIS for viewer development
  • QGIS Cloud

Evaluation: Development and publishing of a cartographic viewer on the web. Use of social networks

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Why should we learn to use QGIS?

Geographic Informational Systems (GIS) are rapidly spreading and becoming an essential tool in many work fields including, engineering, environment, geography, geology and mining, emerging sciences, geomarketing. From all open source GIS software products, QGIS is the best due to, its large online support community, which always favor up to date status, continuous development of new capabilities, easy integration with other open source packages, improved performance with each release.

Do I need previous QGIS training?

Yes, you must have basic level knowledge of QGIS. Previous recommended course: QGIS Online Course – Beginner User Level.

I do not have the software QGIS, what are my options?

QGIS it is a free, open source software that can be downloaded from the official website (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/). It is very simple to get and install it on your computer.  However, in each course we have included a help manual that is come in handy if you want to download and install QGIS on your local machine.

Our online courses, are distributed via Moodle, the world’s most popular learning platform. It is a highly flexible Learning Management System that can be used to conduct and access courses, accomplish tasks of practical exercises, interact face-to-face to the teaching staff or benefit of support and resources at any time.

The online platform can be accessed 24 hours a day, in which the student will be able to ask for help at any given moment. The instructors will act as supervisors during all the training process, offering support for any possible difficulty encountered by the students along the course.

The course is structured in different modules, making it easy for the student to search for training material, download information, complete practical exercises and take assessments in order to verify their new gained abilities. The instructors will assist the students throughout all the course period, offering progressive help and information according to their evolution.

240 € (Standard fee) / 216 € (Student / Unemployed fee)*

*To enjoy this discount, you must include a copy of a document that proves your situation along with the registration form.

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Step 1. Request your registration to the training course completing the pre-registration document (Registration Form) and send it via email to training@tycgis.com.

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Step 2. As soon as we receive it, we will send you an enrolment guide with the complete information to enroll in the course: dates, schedule, software needed for the course and the installation guide. The payment methods are included in this document.

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Step 3. Submit the payment and send us the receipt to training@tycgis.com.

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Step 4. Once we receive the receipt, we will confirm your registration to the course via email.

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This is a really well tutored course, with great attention to the student.
Oliver Sánchez