Advanced GIS with FOSS

This advanced course will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focused on desktop GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for doing spatial analysis and running production workflows.
  • Advanced GIS with FOSS
  • 2020-06-01T08:30:00+01:52
  • 2020-06-05T16:30:00+01:52
  • This advanced course will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focused on desktop GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for doing spatial analysis and running production workflows.
  • When 01 Jun, 2020 08:30 AM to 05 Jun, 2020 04:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC186)
  • Where Johannesburg
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  • Contact Phone +27 73 768 8108
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In this advanced course we will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focussing on desktop GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for doing spatial analysis and running production workflows. Tools we will use include QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, Python, GDAL/OGR, various QGIS plugins and more.

QGIS

Assuming you know the basics of QGIS, or at least are an experienced GIS user, we will explore more advanced functionality. QGIS tools:

The Processing Panel     QGIS Processing     GRASS     SAGA     OTB     GeoServer Python console / command line Intro to Python plugin development 

Concepts:

image processing advanced editing advanced spatial analysis production workflows and more – we will try to adapt to your requirements! 

PostGIS

PostGIS is the spatial database you need to know about. We will do a brief overview, assuming a working knowledge of SQL and spatial database concepts. The focus will be on using PostGIS for:

advanced spatial analysis advanced data management performance tuning and configuration for production 

Command Line Power

Power GIS users come down to the CLI to do the cool stuff… Whether you need to do a single task, set up a batch process or write a more complex script, the CLI is your friend, where you can get more done faster, without laboriously clicking buttons.

bash SQL Python QGIS Python API GDAL/OGR and utilities 

Trainer(s)

One or more of the following:

Tim Sutton

Christian Christelis

Etienne Trimaille

Gavin Fleming

CPD

potentially 2 points (category 1b)

Price

R11100,00 This price includes VAT, meals and venue (you’ll bring your own device) as well as software, course material and data and a certificate of attendance.

Duration

Five days

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