Best Free Gis Courses

Find the best online Free Gis Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Basic Hydrology

Creating hydrologic models of small watersheds for conservation bmps, leveraging the power of GIS.

Created by Tim Clark - Conservation Planning, Design & Implementation across NY!

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Students: 16127, Price: Free

This course teaches soil and water district technicians and junior engineers how to model small watersheds for conservation and stormwater management structures. Three hydrological models are presented: EFH2, TR-20/TR-55, and the rational method. The course includes a blend of GIS and by-hand analysis methods. For the GIS portions, parallel workflows are presented for ArcGIS (Spatial Analyst extension), and for QGIS. The EFH2 software is presented for rural hydrology while HydroCAD (Free Sampler edition) is used for urban projects. The course culminates in two design examples to allow students to implement what they've learned.

Red Hat Satellite Technical Overview (RH053)

An overview of Red Hat Satellite

Created by Red Hat, Inc. - Official Red Hat® Training

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Students: 12587, Price: Free

Red Hat Satellite is a scalable platform used to manage the patching, provisioning, and subscription management of your Red Hat infrastructure. Learn about the core capabilities of Red Hat Satellite and see how Satellite can help meet your business needs. Through online, on-demand videos you will learn about:

  • Patching and software management.

  • Subscription management using Red Hat Satellite.

  • Provisioning using Red Hat Satellite.

  • Configuration management using Red Hat Satellite.

  • Integrating Red Hat Satellite with Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat Insights.

AP Environmental Science

A practical guide to Environmental Science

Created by Vedika Shenoy - Instructor

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Students: 10733, Price: Free

AP Environmental Science is a course that gives you a chance to "learn about the natural world," and to "study both human-made and natural environmental problems," as stated on College Board. Currently, however, it is clear that many students are not reaping the full benefits that this course has to offer. As shown by the most recent exam score distributions in 2016, a majority (54.4%) of the students taking the exam did not pass. Additionally, the mean score sat at a low 2.55. 

So, why is this? 

As a student who actually self studied this course last year (and got a 5 on the exam), I realized that prep material, while structured, was not actually conducive to helping the student make connections between concepts as was intended by College Board. 

There is a large volume of information that you are expected to know for this exam - everything from laws, to case studies, to chemical reactions. Now, don't let this scare you - the material is incredibly interesting, and if presented in the correct manner, is possible to internalize fully. The problem is, in most books, this is not the case. Information is presented in a somewhat disjointed manner - water concepts are discussed in an early chapter, but water pollution itself is not actually discussed until some 200 pages later. 

With this course, I hope to accomplish a few things. 

Present information in a manner most conducive to learning. 

As I just mentioned, the information presented in most prep books makes it difficult to draw connections between various concepts. With this course, I have rearranged a few concepts slightly in a way that I, as a student, felt was best for my learning. 

Review and clarify information tested on the exam. 

Within this course, I have created short and to-the-point videos that allow students to review and learn the basic concepts that will be tested on the AP exam. i have created short review sheets for each section, and have also recommended exercises from a few other books that I felt prepared me well for the exam. 

Focus on the free response section. 

I said before that the scores distributions for the AP Environmental Science exam were terribly low. This is most likely due to the fact that many students perform badly on the free response section, which accounts for 40% of your total score. In my videos, I have placed an emphasis on the free response questions, as these rely most heavily on making connections and using your problem solving skills. 

Give you a basic introduction to environmental science and various overlapping fields. 

Not only do I want to prepare you for the AP Exam, but I also want you to leave with a basic understanding of environmental science. The curriculum for this course doesn't only focus on science - it also touches upon laws, politics, and businesses, among other things. 

Start Web Development with GIS Map in JavaScript

An easy way to dispaly GIS, 3D maps to your browsers with various functions.

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 10161, Price: Free

(course updated on: 2017-Oct-01: replace lecture03 Test Projects at Google Firebase; 2017-May-03: add 13 new lectures for adding feature layers, legend; 2017-Apr-27: add 7 new lectures for bookmarks, dijit buttons, and openStreet Map; 2017-Apr-23: update code for new API version 3.20 and 4.3, attach code in full for each project; 2016-Aug-31: google host service discontinued, firebase is recommended; 2016-Jul-9: add extra contents; 2016-Jun-23: add extra contents; 2016-Jun-29: add extra contents;)

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

This is an entry-level course teaching how to add GIS map, 3D map to web applications in JavaScript. Code provided in this course are simple and effective. Purpose of this course is to give students an idea of to what extent ArcGIS JavaScript API can do for you.

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is composed of hardware, software, people, environment, and data. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. The purpose of this course is to convey a concept to students that adding a GIS map to web for your clients is not difficult. You can spend your minimum time to handle it.

If you are new to using GIS maps in web development, this course is the right place for you to start. The ArcGIS API for JavaScript has been developed by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world. Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you. Please be mentioned that the 3D map API is still in beta version.

Time is precious for many web developers and programmers. This course was condensed with all necessary steps for starting a web GIS app development. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing more decent mobile or web GIS apps. Please find at my website or be aware of my other course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.

After completing this course and the exercises, you will be able to:

  • build a web application with GIS basemap;
  • select and switch basemaps;
  • create webMap at ArcGIS Online;
  • add feature layers to webMap;
  • build a web application with a webMap;
  • test code at Google Firebase static web server
  • find your location;
  • create a 3D map web application;
  • create a functional map with search, homeButton, locateButton, scale bar, and basemap Toggle widget;
  • add a map title;
  • set map layout and background color;
  • select and apply a theme to map;
  • add basemapGallery;
  • add a point on map;
  • tap adding a point on map;
  • display coordinates in an alert view;
  • display WGS84 coordinates in an infoWindow;
  • add bookmarks;
  • add dijit buttons;
  • switch basemap with dijit buttons;
  • add OpenStreet Map Layer;
  • add feature layers for: points, lines, polygons;
  • edit feature symbol styles for: points, lines, polygons;
  • host feature layers on ArcGIS Rest Service server;
  • display layers and legend on map;

Introduction to Developing QGIS Python Plugins

Customize and expand the functionality of QGIS

Created by Konrad Hafen - Spatial Scientist

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Students: 8865, Price: Free

Create custom applications and UIs that expand the functionality of QGIS and can be installed by any user. This course will teach you how to develop custom user interfaces (UIs) and link UIs to Python code to perform custom analysis. The plugins you create can be uploaded to the QGIS Plugin Repository to be installed by any user.

Introduction to GIS

Do you want to start GIS Career with proper guideline and Basic Knowledge, then ENROLL this Course...!!

Created by MD. Shahriar Alam - Web GIS Specialist and Member of OpenStreetMap

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Students: 7475, Price: Free

Are you thinking like this...

  1. You are Searching for a FREE GIS Course as Beginner.

  2. You have no previous knowledge of GIS and Want to Start learning this.

  3. You Want to Know What is Desktop GIS and Web GIS.

  4. You have a huge interest in GIS but didn't get any proper learning material or course from the Internet.

  5. You want to make yourself confident to start GIS Career

  6. You are searching for a cheap course of GIS but having detailed material, lectures and topics.

  7. You want to know not only ArcMap but also a basic knowledge of other software inside ArcGIS including ArcScene, ArcCatalog and ArcGlobe

  8. You are searching for Cool and enjoyable lectures of GIS with Practical descriptions.

Then This course is for you, Because this course...

  1. Is Fully FREE.

  2. This course is The ABCD of GIS and will give you Beginner Knowledge. Because Without Knowing ABCD How you will Write your Name?! After Completing this Course you can easily Draw your next GIS learning Plan.

  3. Has Separated lectures on Desktop GIS and Web GIS with their Uses and Differences.

  4. Has Proper Learning Material.

  5. Will give you proper step by step guideline to start GIS Career.

  6. Is FULLY  FREE with 5 Sections, 11 Lectures, 1 Final Quiz Test and each lecture contain many topics

  7. Gives you basic knowledge of ArcGIS with ArcMap, ArcGlobe, ArcCatalog, and ArcScene.

  8. Gives you a Logical and Practical description of GIS.

Develop Mobile GIS Apps for iOS in Objective C

Add your own map, use your GPS sensor so easy......

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 4651, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.           “The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

(updated on: 2017-April-12, add revised code Sec 1 - 8 for Xcode8.3; 2017-Mar-31: add revised code for adding SDK in CocoaPods;) 

This course is about making GIS(Geographic Information System) maps to iOS platform apps by using ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS developed by ESRI. This course covers the most important concepts and basic skills for you to deploy GIS maps to iOS apps or to develop mobile GIS apps independently.

Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have google map. My answer is that the google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Rather than spending time in fumbling and bewildering into APIs/code libraries, in this course, you can learn how to build GIS maps and functions to iOS apps step by step.

After completing this course and the exercises, you will be able to:

  • create apps with various basemap;
  • enrich your map with selected feature layers by utilizing ESRI resources;
  • understand your map and create your own functional tools exploring map features;
  • display GPS location with different modes;
  • characterize your GPS icon;
  • collect data in field with on-board GPS sensor;
  • use offline basemaps while there is no internet connection
  • estimate size of offline basemaps and download offline basemaps;
  • create your webMap online and add your own feature layers;
  • open your webMap to iOS app;
  • create your own popups displaying attribute information;
  • create your own native geometries: point, polyline, and polygon;
  • sketch and save geometries: point, polyline, polygon
  • and more;

Geospatial Image Visualization with PCI Geomatics

Learn how to view geospatial imagery acquired from Earth observation satellites

Created by Jean-Sébastien Bouffard - Technical Solution Specialist

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Students: 4377, Price: Free

This course is offered by PCI Geomatics, using Geomatica Desktop Image Processing and Analysis Software

Overview: Are you a student learning remote sensing, or does your organization make use of satellite imagery to generate image products or extract valuable information for actionable intelligence? This course will provide you with the basics on how to visualize satellite imagery and its ancillary contents.

Who is the intended audience? This course is intended for university students or professionals who are new to geographic information systems and remote sensing. After this short course you’ll be able to visualize satellite imagery using professional image processing and analysis software.  

What Materials will be used? Students will be able to work with a licensed version of Geomatica as well as sample data sets to follow along with the instructor. Students are expected to install Geomatica on their computer and work with a copy of the data which is provided.

How long will it take me to complete the course? The course materials (videos) run for a little less than an hour. You will likely play the videos several times and review certain steps. The expected time to complete the course is 2-3 hours. 

Develop ArcGIS Android Mobile GIS and GPS Apps

Create your app with 2D, 3D features for both 2D and 3D maps in an easy way with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Anroid v.100.x

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 3800, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

This is an entry-level course teaching how to display 2D, 3D maps to android applications using the newest ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android version 100.x. Code for this course are simple and easy understanding. My goal of this course is to help students learn both 2D and 3D GIS android app development easily without wasting their time fumbling in the API library.

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is composed of hardware, software, people, environment, and data. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. One of my purposes of this course is to convey a concept to students that developing a GIS android mobile app for your clients is not difficult. You can spend your minimum time to handle it.

If you are new in this realm, this course is the right place for you to start. There are two versions of the ArcGIS SDK for Android development by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world. Here, I am using the newest version 100.x for this course. Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various 2D, 3D maps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Time is precious for many app developers and programmers. Surely this course is not possible to cover every details and meed all demands if you are an experienced developer. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing more decent mobile or web GIS apps. Please be aware of my course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.  Thank you!

Develop Mobile GIS Apps for iOS in Swift

Add your own map, use your GPS sensor so easy......

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 3659, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

(course updated on: 2017-April-7, add revised code Sec 1 - 8 for Xcode8.3;)

This course is about making GIS(Geographic Information System) maps to iOS platform apps by using ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS developed by ESRI. This course covers the most important concepts and basic skills for you to deploy GIS maps to iOS apps or to develop mobile GIS apps independently.

Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have google map. My answer is that the google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Rather than spending time in fumbling and bewildering into APIs/code libraries, in this course, you can learn how to build GIS maps and functions to iOS apps step by step.

After completing this course and the exercises, you will be able to:

  • create apps with various basemap;
  • enrich your map with selected feature layers by utilizing ESRI resources;
  • understand your map and create your own functional tools exploring map features;
  • display GPS location with different modes;
  • characterize your GPS icon;
  • collect data in field with on-board GPS sensor;
  • use offline basemaps while there is no internet connection
  • estimate size of offline basemaps and download offline basemaps;
  • create your webMap online and add your own feature layers;
  • open your webMap to iOS app;
  • create your own popups displaying attribute information;
  • create your own native geometries: point, polyline, and polygon;
  • sketch and save geometries: point, polyline, polygon
  • and more;

Basic Raster and Vector Operations with PCI Geomatics

Learn how to apply basic raster and vector operations to perform a number of common remote sensing tasks.

Created by Jean-Sébastien Bouffard - Technical Solution Specialist

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Students: 3511, Price: Free

This course is offered by PCI Geomatics, using Geomatica Desktop Image Processing and Analysis Software

Overview: Are you a student learning remote sensing, or does your organization make use of satellite imagery to generate image products or extract valuable information for actionable information? This course will teach you how to manipulate your optical satellite imagery and generate information from that imagery.

Who is the intended audience? This course is intended for university students or professionals who are new to geographic information systems and remote sensing. After this short course you’ll be able to manage both vector data and satellite imagery, and generate new raster layers or information using professional image processing and analysis software. 

What materials will be used? Students will be able to work with a licensed version of Geomatica as well as sample data sets to follow along with the instructor. Students are expected to install Geomatica on their computer and work with a copy of the data which is provided.

How long will it take me to complete the course? The course materials (videos) run for a little less than an hour. You will likely play the videos several times and review certain steps. The expected time to complete the course is 2-3 hours.

Learn 3D GIS Web Development with ArcGIS API in JavaScript

An easy way to create 2D, 3D GIS web app .......

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 3331, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

(course updated on: 2017-Jun-20: add sec-5,6: geo-json data file and buttons: most lectures come with their html project files. )This is an entry-level course teaching how to display 2D, 3D maps to web applications using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. Code for this course are simple and easy understanding. My goal of this course is to help students learn both 2D and 3D GIS map creation easily without wasting their time fumbling in the API library. 

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is composed of hardware, software, people, environment, and data. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. One of my purposes of this course is to convey a concept to students that adding a GIS map to web for your clients is not difficult. You can spend your minimum time to handle it.

If you are new in this realm, this course is the right place for you to start. There are two versions of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript developed by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world. Here, I am using the newest version 4.3 for this course. Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Time is precious for many web developers and programmers. For sure that this course is not possible to cover every details and meed all demands if you are an experienced developer. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing more decent mobile or web GIS apps. Please be aware of my other course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.

Develop ArcGIS iOS Mobile GIS and GPS Apps in Swift

Create your app with 2D, 3D features for both 2D and 3D maps in an easy way! This course uses ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 2649, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

This is an entry-level course teaching how to add 2D, 3D features to both 2D and 3D maps for mobile iOS applications using the newest ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS version 100.x. Code for this course are simple and easy understanding. My goal of this course is to help students learn both 2D and 3D GIS iOS app development easily without wasting their time fumbling in the API library.

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is composed of hardware, software, people, environment, and data. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. One of my purposes of this course is to convey a concept to students that developing a GIS mobile iOS app for your clients is not difficult. You can spend your minimum time to handle it.

If you are new in this realm, this course is the right place for you to start. There are two versions of the ArcGIS SDK for iOS development by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world. Here, I am using the newest version 100.0 or later for this course. Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various 2D, 3D maps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Time is precious for many app developers and programmers. Surely this course is not possible to cover every details and to meet all demands if you are an experienced developer. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing more decent mobile or web GIS apps. Please be aware of my course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.  Thank you!

iSeahorse Trends: Finding & monitoring seahorse populations

Would you like to be a citizen scientist? Learn how to survey wild seahorses to help seahorse conservation and research

Created by Project Seahorse - 

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Students: 2350, Price: Free

iSeahorse harnesses the power of “citizen scientists” — anyone, anywhere in the world who sees a seahorse in the wild — to improve our understanding of these animals and protect them from overfishing and other threats. These citizen scientists include divers, photographers, scientists, and other nature lovers. You don’t need to be a scuba diver to monitor seahorses; it is possible to find and count seahorses while snorkeling or walking along the shore at low tide as well. More than seahorse sightings, we want to find out if seahorse populations are declining, increasing, or staying stable through time, to monitor seahorse population trends. Through this course, you will learn how to contribute to the conservation of seahorses and their habitats by monitoring seahorse populations and sharing your data with iSeahorse. The data you collect will enable researchers to track population status, reveal potential impacts from human activities and discover new aspects of seahorse biology. Are you ready to get started?

Course length = 55min

This course is based on the iSeahorse Trends toolkit by T.-L. Loh, S. Foster and C. Knapp. Special thanks to M. Grzybek, R. Pollom, S. Finestone and K. Furnweger for reviewing course content and to Shedd P&D for graphic artwork and video editing.

Introduction to PyQGIS

Automate GIS tasks with the QGIS Python (PyQGIS) API

Created by Konrad Hafen - Spatial Scientist

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Students: 1920, Price: Free

Learn to automate GIS tasks in QGIS with Python using the PyQGIS API. This course will get you started on learning how to use Python code to increase your GIS efficiency. You will be able to run complex workflows with the click of a button instead of clicking through multiple tools to recreate results. The skills learned in this course will also help you develop custom plugins for QGIS.

Utilize MySQL Data for GIS iOS App in Objective C

A bridge between your MySQL server and iPhone apps! Step by step to achieve your goal!

Created by Alfred Lam - GIS Developer

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Students: 1157, Price: Free

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

This GIS course is created to meet the needs of building iOS platform apps using MySQL server data in Objective C. The code provided in this course are simple and easy understanding. The whole course is not long, it covers everything necessary to build a GIS iOS app utilizing MySQL data from scratch. The goal of this course is to provide an effective solution for students who would like to handle this coding skill with minimum time expentidure.

This is my first GIS course teaching how to use MySQL database data for GIS iOS applications. I created this course for I know there are many GIS users and mobile developers are interested in utilizing server data for their mobile map apps. However, solving this problem is either expensive or complicated. Here I want to give out a simple solution to bridge the gap. If you are an experienced programmer, you may find that there are other possible coding approaches as well.

Considering students are from all levels. I tried to demonstrate the workflow in this course step-by-step and to make the code simple, straightforward, and easy understanding. All the code are put to my lecture resources files in pdf format. The important thing is that you can repeat my experiment successfully, and you can achieve a higher goal by integrating the code into your own projects.

At the time of preparing this course, ESRI has just announced their new SDK version 100.0. However, I am using the SDK version: 10.2.5 for this course. The main reason is that the classes of the new version are different, therefore the code will be different for the new SDK version. If you are new to using GIS maps in mobile app development, you are encouraged to spend a bit of time to browse the ArcGIS SDK library. The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS has been developed by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world.  

Time is precious for many app developers and programmers. This course was condensed with all necessary steps for building a GIS iOS app with working code. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing GIS mobile or web GIS apps with ArcGIS SDKs, please be aware of my other course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.

Getting started with QGIS in 2021 – Crash Course

Learn basics of QGIS: installation, configuration, it's interface in 2021

Created by Kate Alison - GIS & Data Science

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Students: 754, Price: Free

This course provides an introduction to QGIS - A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System with the emphasis on open source software available for free that offer a possibility to get started with GIS, Remote Sensing, and spatial data analysis. This introductory course will provide you with an understanding of the QGIS system in a very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident about QGIS and know how to install and configure QGIS on your computer,

QGIS functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyze and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps. QGIS supports both raster and vector layers; vector data is stored as either point, line, or polygon features.

In this course, I include highly practical materials that will teach you:

  • Understand the fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing

  • What is an open-source GIS software

  • How to install open source GIS software on your computer and correctly configure it

  • QGIS software interface including its main components and plug-ins

  • Learn different toolbars of QGIS and how to configure them

One important part of the course is the practical exercises. You will be given some precise instructions and guidance in QGIS software!

Enrol in the course today & take advantage tomorrow!

Satellite Remote Sensing for Beginners

Get started to learn remote sensing with various earth observation satellite data!

Created by Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan 一般財団法人リモート・センシング技術センター - Remote Sensing

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Students: 506, Price: Free

This course provides an introduction of satellite remote sensing for beginners.

The course contains 5 lectures with various sample images taken by earth observation satellites.

  1. What is Remote Sensing

  2. Satellite

  3. Orbit

  4. Utilization

  5. Data Access

Students will learn overview and basic of satellite remote sensing with sample images. The course introduce several satellites carrying sensors to observe the Earth. Students will learn there are two typical types of sensors - i.e. optical and radar - and its advantages and disadvantages. There are also two typical satellite orbits which are geostationary orbit and polar orbit. Satellite data users will select adequate satellites for their purposes.

Students will also learn how the satellite data has being utilized for various applications such as agriculture, forest monitoring, disaster reduction etc. The course also provides how to search and obtain the observation data taken by one of the most famous earth observation satellite - Landsat.

This course is the first step to learn remote sensing. For the next step, the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) provides the following online interactive training with hands-on exercise.

  1. Basic Remote Sensing Course (2 days)

  2. Optical Remote Sensing Course (2 days)

  3. SAR Remote Sensing Course (2 days)

  4. Interferometric SAR Remote Sensing (2 days)

For any feedback and inquiries, please contact RESTEC by e-mail at training@restec.or.jp

Remote Sensing with Google Earth Engine Crash Course

Get started with geospatial data analysis in google earth engine for remote sensing and GIS

Created by Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa - Lead Instructor & Geospatial Data Scientist

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Students: 404, Price: Free

Do you want to write your first JavaScript program?

Do you want to analyze satellite data on the Google cloud?

Do you want to start a spatial data scientist career?

This course will get you up and running on the Earth Engine JavaScript API. Once you complete this course, you will be able to write your first JavaScript program to access and analyze geospatial data on the cloud.

 

We will cover topics:

  • Get Started with Google Earth Engine.

  • Sign Up with Google earth Engine

  • Download Landsat Data

  • Analyze satellite data

  • Apply machine learning algorithm

In this course, I will use the Google Earth Engine JavaScript API. I will help you get started write your first code on the cloud and you will be able to access and analyze big spatial data. Additionally, I will give you access to all sample data and script.

Spatial data science is one of the hottest topics with high paying jobs in the geospatial industry. Almost 80% of the data is associated with location which means that companies need spatial data scientist to analyze and generate insight from these locational data.

Are you ready to take your spatial data science career to the next level and start learning new cloud computing skills? What are you waiting for?

Get started with your cloud computing skills and enroll now!

Smart Grid Technologies

Smart Grid Fundamentals

Created by Jaydeep Shah - Assistant Professor

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Students: 236, Price: Free

This course will cover basics and various technologies of Smart Grid. This course covers various technologies like Outage Management Systems (OMS), Geographic Information System (GIS), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Microgrid, Vehicle to Grid (V2G). Examples of various technologies are also covered.

The electrical grid has been cited as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century, but it now faces new challenges of sustainability, energy security, reliability, etc. Developed countries have a well-developed grid, and seek to improve it, while developing regions are still expanding their grids.

Over the past decade, the electricity generation, transmission and distribution landscape around the globe has changed drastically – in the traditional grid of the 20th century there were relatively few points of power generation or injection and millions of points of power consumption. With rapid proliferation of distributed and renewable generation, the 21st century grid will have numerous points of power injection as well as millions of points of consumption. Electric Vehicle (EV) roll out has further increased the complexity of the traditional electricity grid. To manage a grid with such increasing number of intermittent energy sources and EVs, smarter automation and IT systems are imperative. Peak load management through control of loads (such as through demand response, which can be considered a dynamic form of Demand Side Management, or DSM) has assumed high priority for electric utilities as there is a growing peak demand, leading to a supply gap during peak hours of consumption in many parts of the world. Beyond such drivers, increased deregulation, consumer choice for green power, which is inherently variable, and many more factors are giving thrust for the transition to smarter grids that can address all these issues.

A smart grid is an electrical grid with automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor power flows from points of generation to points of consumption (even down to the appliances level) and control the power flow or curtail the load to match generation in real time or near realtime. The increased visibility, predictability, and even control of generation and demand bring flexibility to both generation and consumption and enable the utility to better integrate intermittent renewable generation and also reduce costs of peak power. If the traditional grid was made secure only through over-engineering, a smart grid is cost-effective, nimble, responsive, and better engineered for reliability and self-healing operations.

What’s in my Water … and Where is it from?

A perspective for southern California

Created by John Hoaglund - Geologist

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Students: 130, Price: Free

In this 9 part video series, Dr Hoaglund discusses general water chemistry and what it indicates about the water's origins, also known as its provenance.  He then provides a perspective on water sources for Southern California, and the issues surrounding water management.  Southern California water is supplied from three main sources, the aqueducts, groundwater, and desalination.  The groundwater resource is comprised of "runoff" from the mountains, as well as aqueduct water that is "artificially recharged" into the groundwater system in spreading basins constructed within the river channels and overflow banks.  Desalination is used to treat waste water into freshwater, which is then put into the groundwater system to form "seawater barriers," raising fresh groundwater levels in a "groundwater mound" that inhibits "saltwater encroachment" from the ocean.  All of the deliveries of water and its management requires energy.  Desalination of seawater has become energetically competitive with aqueduct pumping energy, enough to be cost competitive.  As a result, ocean desalination is becoming an increasing supplier of southern California's potable water needs.

Part I:  Ions

Part II: Dissolved Solids and Biological Considerations

Part III:  Possible Chemical and Radiological Contaminants

Part IV:  Energy in Water?  A Comparison of Water Sources

Part V:  Orange County Groundwater Management

Part VI:  Desalination and Seawater Barriers

Part VII:  An Overview of the Aqueducts

Part VIII:  The Los Angeles Aqueduct

Part IX:  The California and Colorado River Aqueducts and Delivery to Orange County