Geographic Information Systems applied to Municipality Management: List of topics and 1st module, ‘Differences between GIS and CAD’

We launch the first module of an ambitious free course to acquire the necessary training to apply Geographic Information Systems to the municipality management. This course is based on the use of the gvSIG Suite products, a catalog of open source software solutions for working with the ‘Geo’ component, consisting of desktop, mobile and web solutions. It is important to note that at the end of the course you can obtain an official certificate issued by the gvSIG Association.

We hope that the effort and time that we have devoted from the gvSIG Association to its elaboration is interesting for you, and we also ask you for help to spread it as much as possible. We are going to try to introduce the maximum number of people in the Geographic Information Systems together with open source software.


About the course

The course is based on video-tutorials and practical exercises with municipality data, with some and necessary theoretical introductions to some concepts. Once done we do not doubt that you will become experts in the management of Geographic Information Systems and your work in municipality management will be consequently optimized.

The course is destined for municipal technicians mainly, either architects, draughtsmen, surveyors, computer scientists, foresters, environmentalists, … because almost in any area of a municipality people work in one way or another with geolocated information. The really important thing is that despite being a very complete and advanced course, it starts from scratch … so it is not necessary any previous knowledge to do it.

The list of topics of the course is:

  • Introduction to GIS: Differences between GIS and CAD
  • Introduction to Reference Systems
  • Views, layers, symbology, labeling
  • Attribute tables (alphanumeric information)
  • Attribute tables (joining tables)
  • Introduction to Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Loading web services from gvSIG Desktop (OGC services)
  • Loading web services from gvSIG Desktop (other services)
  • Add-ons manager
  • Editing: new layers, graphical and alphanumerical editing
  • Editing: derived geometries
  • Geocoding
  • Event layer
  • Hyperlink
  • How to convert cartography from CAD to GIS
  • Reprojection of vector layers
  • Geoprocessing
  • Layout
  • Image georeferencing
  • gvSIG 3D
  • gvSIG Online: Publishing of cartography
  • gvSIG Online: Editing, hyperlink, …
  • gvSIG Mobile: Taking data in the field

The first 2 video-tutorials are theoretical and from module 3 they become eminently practical. In each post (module) we will indicate the link to the cartography necessary to perform the different exercises.

To make the location of all the video-tutorials of the course easy they will be stored in a Playlist.

For any type of doubt or problem that you have, in addition, you can always use the gvSIG Users mailing list. In this post you can find more information on how to register and use the Mailing List: https://blog.gvsig.org/2015/06/17/what-to-do-when-we-get-an-error-in-gvsig/

There will be a final exercise for all those who complete the course and want to obtain an official user certificate in gvSIG. About the certification and final exercise we will give the information with the last modules of the course.

Frequent questions

– How to register?

It is not necessary to make any registration. It is enough to follow the different modules that we will publish in the gvSIG blog. Each post will include a video-tutorial. The first two videos are theoretical ones and from the third one they will include practical exercises.

– Is the whole course online?

Yes, the course is 100% online.

– Can I participate if I am from any country?

Of course, the course is open to anyone, regardless of the country.

– Where can I download the software?

During the course, gvSIG Desktop and gvSIG Mobile will be used.

From the third module, in which the practical part begins, instructions will be given to download and use the software and data necessary to perform the exercises.

– How often will the modules be published?

During December 2017 a module will be published per week (on Monday). The last week of the year any module will be published. From 2018, two modules will be published per week, every Monday and Thursday until the end of the course.

– When does the course end?

At the indicated publishing rate, the course will end in March. Regardless of the end date, the course will be always available, so you can start and end the course -including the certification- freely and at any time.

– Do we have to deliver exercises/practices?

No, the exercises corresponding to each module can be done at your own pace and nothing should be delivered. At the end of the course, and only for those who want to apply for the Certificate, it will be when we will ask for the evaluation exercise.

– Can I receive alerts in my email about new published posts?

Yes, in the lower right part of the blog you will see a section titled “gvSIG blog on your mail”, where it says “Write your email address to subscribe to this blog, and receive notifications on new messages by mail.”

There you can register indicating your email and you will receive an email for each new published post (not only those of the course).

– What will have to be done to get the certificate and how much will it be?

The complete information will be given together with the last modules of the course. It will be necessary to carry out a specific and complete exercise that validates the knowledge acquired during the course, that will be evaluated by a tutor. The cost of the certification will be the minimum to cover the expenses related to the evaluation and certification and it will be € 30. In this way we hope that it is accessible to as many people as possible.

The certificate will be issued by the gvSIG Association and it will include all the information related to the training content acquired.

– Where can I make queries about the course or send problems that I have with the software?

You can do it through the users mailing list. It is a list of gvSIG users, not only students of the course, so it has a high volume of queries per day. Each registered person can ask questions and answer them, being a collaborative and community support.

You can sign up to the users mailing list from this link:

https://listserv.gva.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gvsig_internacional

It is recommendable to read this post with the instructions for both registration to the mailing list (including how to configure the registration to avoid receiving all the messages from the list) and for reporting problems:

https://blog.gvsig.org/2015/06/17/what-to-do-when-we-get-an-error-in-gvsig/

Module 1: Differences between GIS and CAD

In this first module we introduce the Geographic Information Systems, dedicating a part of it to identify the differences between GIS and CAD. There are many municipalities where technicians are working with CAD, but a few who have implemented a GIS … let’s see the advantages of taking this step.

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84 Responses to Geographic Information Systems applied to Municipality Management: List of topics and 1st module, ‘Differences between GIS and CAD’

  1. Loris Palentini says:

    Dear gvSIG manager

    I’m definitely interested to the initiative. I attended the gvSIG basic and advance courses run by Giuliano Ramat and Maurizio Foderà a couple of years ago but since I moved to Mac OS I migrated to QGIS.
    I’m now back to Pc and wondering if this course can be valuable to me. The subject seems very interesting.
    Do you recommend it to a middle level user or is it more fore beginners?

    Regards,
    Loris

    • Mario says:

      Dear Loris,

      the course starts from the beginning, and you won’t have problems for that part. Most of the exercises were shown at the course run by Giuliano but there are some exercises that are very interesting and they weren’t given there. For example the Geocoding plugin where you can create a point shapefile from a table with addresses or important locations (museums…), or perhaps the module about OpenStreetMap layers (I don’t remember if it was shown). And at the last modules you will be able to see the other products of the gvSIG Suite: gvSIG Mobile and gvSIG Online.

      Regards,
      Mario

      • ABU TALHA SOHAIL says:

        Hello sir

        I am subscribed with gvsig.

        But I am not getting the link to get registered for the free course.

        Plz help me out.

        Thanks
        Abu Talha Sohail

        • Alvaro says:

          Hello, you don’t need to register at the course. You only have to follow the modules/videotutorials.

  2. HARRY EBENEZER BAIDOO says:

    Would love to have notification on new post.

  3. Mario says:

    At the bottom right-hand corner of the page you can find the “gvSIG blog on your mail” option. You will be subscribed to all the posts, but there are only 1 or 2 per day in general.

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  5. RajabAli says:

    GIS

  6. Annrose says:

    This is awesome trainining looking forward to learn more

  7. Ernest EKECHEA A. says:

    Really interested and will like to be part.

  8. Ngobike Nzima says:

    Good

  9. Nabila Benslimani says:

    A good opportunity. I’m interested .

  10. Tshepisho Phasha says:

    Wow, I am interested!

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  12. Ori says:

    Will like to participate in the course

    • Alvaro says:

      You don’t need to do something special. It is not necessary to make any registration. It is enough to follow the different modules that we will publish in the gvSIG blog.

  13. Mala says:

    Useful course

  14. Rania Qutieshat says:

    Hi

  15. James Kudee says:

    Quite interested in the training.

  16. Juma Charles Semba says:

    I’m very interesting with the course.

  17. erastuscheru says:

    Great ! would like register for course !

    • Mario says:

      Hello! It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that we will publish in the gvSIG blog. All of them will be videotutorials. At the end of the course you will be able to get a certificate. We will inform about it when the course is finishing.

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  19. Pasquale Dichicco says:

    I am very interested.

  20. hassaneloum says:

    Very interesting

  21. Abubakar Bappi says:

    Am interested

  22. Kabir says:

    How can I register

  23. Marco Aurélio says:

    Muito bom

  24. Edyta says:

    I am interested :).

  25. Vincent Rwigamba says:

    As a manager of urban planning and development, the course will be a added asset to our daily work given that urban design and planning is nothing without GIS. I will however require the certificate. My question is whether I m not late to cover the whole course

    • Mario says:

      Hi Vincent, we are starting the course with the first modules (today we have published the module 4.1). There will be 24 videos, and we will publish them every Monday and Thursday, so in March more or less we will start with the certification period. We will publish a post about it. You can start the course now, and for the certification you will be able to complete an exercise.

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  27. Karthik n m says:

    That’s great

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  30. Kelvin B. Chomanika says:

    This Trainning is good. Looking forward to learn more new things

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  34. Okorukwu Williams says:

    Please how do I get/download the data for the training so that one can follow it?

    • Mario says:

      Hi Okorukwu, the first 2 modules are theoretical, and from the third one they are practical, so from that module, in each Youtube video (at the description) and post of the gvSIG blog, you can find the links to the .zip file with the cartography.

  35. Okorukwu Williams says:

    Having this error “java.lang.NullPointerException” and I could not change the current EPSG for the button is inactive and also the map unit button. How do I fix it please.

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  37. I am interested and would like to register for it.

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  39. Danish says:

    Good outline. I will definitely join this course.

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  42. puuja says:

    Nice, GIS Market has great potential, have look at GIS Market study, The geographic information system (GIS) market was valued at USD 5.33 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 10.12 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% between 2017 and 2023.
    Download PDF Brochure: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=55818039
    Major players involved in the software market include Autodesk, Inc. (US), Bentley System, Incorporated (US), Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri) (US), General Electric Co. (US), Hexagon AB (Sweden), Pitney Bowes Inc. (US), Topcon Corporation (Japan), and Trimble Inc. (US).

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  44. Mukesh Bhaidas Patil says:

    I am a Asst.Prof. (Geography)in senior college at Jalgaon (Chopda) Maharashtra.I interested in such course because GIS And CAD is related with Geography Subject.Our PG students are studying Auto CAD in Practical and GIS therotical.I will definitely attend such course.plz provide me information about such course.

    • Mario says:

      Hello Mukesh! The course is free of charge, through videotutorials. It is not necessary to make any registration. You only have to follow the different modules that we are publishing in the gvSIG blog (https://blog.gvsig.org/?s=GIS+applied+to+Municipality+Management). Today we have published the ninth module. At the end of the course you will be able to get a certificate. We will inform about it when the course is finishing. Enjoy it!

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  48. I am really like to joined with your company or academic

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  52. shiundu caleb says:

    Wonderful

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  58. Mat says:

    Good day sir! I’m about to begin a thesis project for our school and I’m kinda interested in GIS. I would like to participate to this free course so I can learn more about mapping using GIS. I hope my email will be confirmed soon. Best regards!

  59. Tarish Obed says:

    Wow so interested in taking part…is the course ended by the end of March? am i late to started going throught the modules now?

  60. Puja says:

    Nice article, Geographic Information System (GIS) Market worth 10.12 Billion USD by 2023
    Major players involved in the software market include Autodesk, Inc. (US), Bentley System, Incorporated (US), Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri) (US), General Electric Co. (US), Hexagon AB (Sweden), Pitney Bowes Inc. (US), Topcon Corporation (Japan), and Trimble Inc. (US).
    Read more@ https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/geographic-information-system-market-55818039.html

  61. Mousa obaid says:

    Gis

  62. Ms Sibonginkosi Mathonsi says:

    I need to do this course ..it will assist me a lot

  63. Jacob Ayorinde Adejare says:

    It’s quiet interesting…. I like it

  64. Guelnodji Arsène says:

    Je suis ravi de suivre ce cours

  65. L.R.M.N.L.Lankadhikara says:

    I am a second year student of University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. This is a good opportunity for me as a planning students so I will try to cooperate with your blog.

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