Open Source GIS


Open Source software are freely available to any user for any usage related to academic, commercial and administrative goals. But their effective use is not possible until and unless user has in depth understanding about their functionality and integration. Programmers all around the world are developing different modules to enhance the functionality of the software for their own purposes and such modules can be integrated by user to perform tasks which could only be possible with commercial software. The aim of this 5 days course is to introduce the Open Source Software for GIS and Remote Sensing


Overview QGIS, OpenEV, Open Layers
Working with Raster, Vector Data
Coordinates System & Project Properties
Query Builder & Digitizing
Raster Based Terrain Analysis
Geoprocessing Tools
Interpolation & Thematic Map
Image Composition & Calculator
Filtering & Enhancement
Map Publishing using Open Layers


Apply a conceptual overview of GIS and spatial analysis to geographic & satellite data
Understand and utilize the fundamental capabilities of QGIS, OpenEV, Open Layers
Integration and publishing map using Open Layers
Create interpolated surfaces using different interpolation methods
Create intersects, buffers, unions and clips using the Geoprocessing Wizard
Perform complex relational database queries and Map Generation
Raster based operations filtering, enhancement and NDVI calculation

Intended Audience:

This hands-on course is intended for geographic and satellite data analysis professionals involved with the collection, interpretation, and presentation of spatially related data. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to utilize the capabilities of Open Source Software by working first-hand on sample scenarios. Previous GIS experience is not necessary.


Dr. Nitin K. Tripathi
Course Coordinator