ILGS Public Lecture Series
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an exciting and fast-growing field with a broad range of applications. It is a discipline devoted to the acquisition, storage, management, analysis, and visualization of spatial data in a computer environment. GIS allows for many views of data and the ability to integrate and analyze across data sets for a desired purpose. GIS provides a suite of tools used to support many kinds of decision-making and analysis.
The capabilities of GIS are a far cry from the simple beginnings of computer cartography at the simplest level, GIS can be thought of as a high-tech equivalent of a map. However, not only can paper maps be produced far quicker and more efficiently, the storage of data in an easily accessible digital format enables complex analysis and modeling not previously possible. The reach of GIS expands into all disciplines and has been used for such widely ranged problems as prioritizing sensitive species habitat to determining optimal real estate locations for new businesses.
The center does not only serve as space for teaching and learning but also supports research efforts by graduates students. It is also envisioned to produce maps for sale to generate income.
The center will also by its own initiatives write proposals to undertake specific projects in the areas of GIS and Remote Sensing. It will also put in biddings or expression of interest in any competitive project announced by government or any other organisation.
Various tailor made courses in GIS and Urban Development are available.
Description of Course Modules
This module is designed to introduce participants hard and software requirements in GIS. There will be definitions of terminologies and details of applications of GIS in various fields. The following will also be tackled: spatial information systems, relational database management systems, spatial data elements, topological concepts, resolution, and methods of spatial analysis, visualization and presentation of spatial information.
Introduction to spatial analysis using ArcGIS and ArcView extensions (3D analyst, spatial analyst), 3D-modelling for project area (terrain analysis), querying spatial data, vector data analysis (data overlay, buffers) raster data analysis.
Remote sensing systems, platforms, data, radiometric and geometric resolutions, use of RS data for mapping purposes, geometric correction and image processing, environmental monitoring, implementation of RS data and results in GIS.
Digitising in ArcView (area, line, point information), data preparation including attributes, symbolizing data including layouts, reports, hotlinks, charts.
This is designed to introduce participants to other ways of accessing free GIS software. Participants will be guided through ways of downloading and installing open source applications as well as customizing applications.
The target audience for our GIS programs is professionals in the field of Planning, Urban Management, Surveying, Land Use Planning, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies Planning Officers as well as Engineers, IT Professionals and any other interested professionals in the telecommunications industry.
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