Curriculum

SECTION ONE:   INTRODUCTION
LECTURE 1: Course overview, outline, and course objectives

SECTION TWO:  WHAT IS GIS?
LECTURE 2: Basics of GIS, data types and structure
LECTURE 3: GIS data sources and software
LECTURE 4: GIS layers we will work with

SECTION THREE: EXPLORING GIS DATA IN A WEBMAP
LECTURE 5: Navigation and parcel searches
LECTURE 6: Tips for downloading GIS data

SECTION FOUR: USING GIS DATA IN QUANTUM GIS
LECTURE 7: Download instructions for GIS data and software
LECTURE 8: Overview of Quantum GIS
LECTURE 9: File properties and attributes
LECTURE 10: Create a DEM
LECTURE 11: Create slope, aspect, and hillshade layers
LECTURE 12: Perform spatial analysis

SECTION FIVE:  ADVANCED GIS TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
LECTURE 13: Examples of watershed analysis and land cover classification
LECTURE 14: 3D visualization

SECTION SIX: GIS FILES AND GOOGLE EARTH
LECTURE 15: Using GIS files in Google Earth
LECTURE 16: Capture a Google Earth image
LECTURE 17: Georeference the Google Earth image
LECTURE 18: Accessing Google Earth in Quantum GIS

SECTION SEVEN:  WRAP-UP
LECTURE 19: Summary and tips for working with your own data