Geographic Information Systems: 30 educational videos

The intrinsic geolocation in almost everything we do, using electronic devices, has made the GIS issue increasingly urgent to apply. 30 years ago, talking about a coordinate, a route or a map was a circumstantial issue. Used only by cartography specialists or tourists who could not do without a map during a trip.

Today, people consult maps from their mobile devices, tag places from social networks, collaborate doing cartography without knowing it, insert a spatial context in an article. And all this is good for the GIS sector. Although the challenge is still complex, since it continues being a discipline in which many sciences intervene, all of them with complexities from heaven to hell.

The time will come when using geographic information will be routine. And I'm not talking about showing a map, but calling layers, thematizing, creating a buffer, modeling an 3D environment. For that, it will be necessary to separate the specialty of usability, as well as use a mobile today; Nobody occupies to be specialist in all the disciplines involved in its elaboration. In the meantime, you need to learn from GIS. More than using a tool, understand the fundamentals of the cartographic data flow, from its production to its availability to the user who will feed them.

It is a pleasure for me to present, the series of educational videos on the series Geographic Information Systems. Ideal for those who want to understand the basics, principles, applications and trends of GIS, developed in 30 compressed videos to graphic segments no larger than 5 minutes.

General characteristics of GIS
  • Geographic information systems
  • Applications of Geography in GIS
  • Use case: The Tax Cadastre
  • Use case: Land administration
  • Use case: Territorial Planning
  • Use Case: Risk Management


General concepts of geography applicable to GIS
  • General concepts of geography: reference systems
  • General concepts of geography: coordinate systems
  • General concepts of geography: modeled representation
  • General concepts of geography: Basic elements of a map
  • Phases of the cartographic process


Technical aspects for the use of GIS
  • Aspects of precision and quality
  • Differences between CAD and GIS
  • Field data capture: measurement methods
  • The use of GPS to capture georeferenced information


Aerial photographs and satellite images applicable to GIS
  • Aerial photographs
  • Photo interpretation of images
  • The use of remote sensors for satellite imagery
  • Applications on remote sensors


Technological Development for the use of GIS
  • The publication of data on the Internet
  • The management of spatial databases
  • Spatial data viewers
  • The Challenges of Geomatics Professionals


The work of GIS professionals
  • Digitization of information
  • The scope of technological developments
  • The gradual application of technologies in GIS
  • The proprietary GIS software
  • Free software for GIS use
  • Thematic analysis of maps
  • The use of standards in GIS


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Here you can view the videos as a Playlist.

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