GIC workshops 2013

WINTER 2013 Series

*The following workshops were given in March 2013 and are provided here as examples. The workshops that will be offer in the Fall 2013 series might differ.

Introduction to GIS

When: (March 11th, 2pm SOLD OUT) (March 15th, 2:30pm SOLD OUT)
Where: Burnside Hall room 511.
Cost: $25 (by cheque or FOAPAL)
Limit: 25 seats

This second workshop in the GIC series will introduce basic concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This 3-hour session is composed of two parts: a theoretical section explaining basic key concepts in GIS and a hands-on section to explore the ArcGIS software. This workshop will introduce various data formats and GIS methods. It will focus on simple analyses and cartography. This workshop is the basis and a pre-requisite for students with no previous experience with GIS for subsequent workshops.

Topics: Types of geospatial information, Data format, Structure of ArcGIS, Simple tour of ArcGIS, Effective Mapping.

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Introduction to basic atmospheric correction

When: March 18th, 2pm
Where: Burnside Hall room 511
Cost: $25 (by cheque or FOAPAL)
Limit: 10 seats

This third workshop in the GIC series will introduce basic atmospheric correction with an emphasis on imagery from common satellite platforms. This 3-hour session is composed of two parts: a theoretical section explaining basic key concepts atmospheric correction and a hands-on section introducing the FLAASH module of the ENVI software.

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Introduction to Programing with Python

When: March 26th, 9:30am
Where: Burnside Hall room 511
Cost: $25 (by cheque or FOAPAL)
Limit: 20 seats

Have you ever wanted to automate a repetitive process, or learn how to create custom GIS tools? Then you might be interested to learn about programming. This workshop will teach the basics of computer programming, using Python as the programming language, and will provide students with the tools needed to solve different kind of problems, including GIS problems.

Python can be used for a wide variety of tasks, such as data management, scientific calculations, and scripting. Additionally, it is widely used in the GIS community and it was designed to be simple to use. Its multi-functional capabilities and relative simplicity make it a useful language to learn.

After completing this workshop, students will be able to perform basic programming operations in Python. Students will learn how to operate Python and how to write and execute a Python script. They will also learn how to use ArcGIS tools for modeling or automated workflows in a Python environment.

No knowledge of Python is required, and no prior knowledge of computer scripting or programming is required.

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