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Centre for GIS and Geomatics, Queen’s University Belfast

December 15, 2017

Centre for GIS and Geomatics, Queen’s University Belfast

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[ QGIS ] – Carleton University Open Source GIS Tutorials

December 15, 2017

[ QGIS ] – Carleton University Open Source GIS Tutorials

Tutorials from 2017

Coming soon!!! Revisions to existing tutorials are underway now, new tutorials will show up mid-October through December.

New page here …

Tutorials from 2015

These tutorials were released 4 Jan 2016. Enjoy!

Tutorials from 2014

These are from a completed class, and the students have released control of the tutorial contents to the community. If you want to update/correct/improve any of these tutorials, please feel free to log in and help improve our tutorials. Contact Scott Mitchell to enable login creation if you don’t already have one.

Tutorials from 2013

These are from a completed class, and the students have released control of the tutorial contents to the community. If you want to update/correct/improve any of these tutorials, please feel free to log in and help improve our tutorials. Contact Scott Mitchell to enable login creation if you don’t already have one.

Tutorials From 2012

These are from a completed class, and the students have released control of the tutorial contents to the community. If you want to update/correct/improve any of these tutorials, please feel free to log in and help improve our tutorials. Contact Scott Mitchell to enable login creation if you don’t already have one.

Tutorials From 2010

These are from a completed class, and the students have released control of the tutorial contents to the community. If you want to update/correct/improve any of these tutorials, please feel free to log in and help improve our tutorials.

Unless otherwise noted in the individual tutorial, all of these were originally developed on/for a Windows environment. Specifically, most students were using classroom computers running Windows XP, with QGIS 1.5 (including GRASS Tools), and FWTools. Please note that this environment imposed a 32 bit Windows XP constraint that prevented the system from using all the RAM in the computers, which is likely the culprit in those cases where the tutorial authors complained that the tools could not work with larger datasets.

2010 contributions:

Previous Tutorials

A couple of tutorials from the 2008 class have been ported, but importing the remainder is hampered by version differences in the wiki software used to build them.

Slope Analysis using Quantum GIS Processing Toolbox

December 15, 2017

Slope Analysis using Quantum GIS Processing Toolbox

The purpose of this tutorial is to guide the Quantum GIS (QGIS) user through the steps necessary to create a slope analysis model workflow using the Processing Toolbox. The user will also learn the basics surrounding the creation of slope, hillshade and aspect maps. The user will also then learn how to export the model as a Python script as well as preform geoprocessing tasks using the QGIS Raster Calculator. This tutorial is designed for a beginner GIS user who has experience with previous GIS software packages however no experience with QGIS.

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)

December 14, 2017

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) is the official public access geospatial
information clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PASDA is a cooperative project of the Governor’s Office of Administration, Office for Information Technology, and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment of the Pennsylvania State University. Funding and support is provided by the Pennsylvania Office for Information Technology. Penn State contributions include system administration support and infrastructure from the Institute for CyberScience, and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

PASDA was developed as a service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of PASDA is to serve as the Commonwealth’s comprehensive and coordinated open geospatial data portal that provides free public access to geospatial data and information by, for, and about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PASDA is Pennsylvania’s node on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure,Geospatial One-Stop, and is integrated with the National States Geographic Information Council GIS Inventory.

IPUMS Terra

December 14, 2017

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS stands for data integrated across time, space and scientific domains. IPUMS makes it easy to study change and conduct comparative research–by imposing consistent codes, supplying detailed documentation, and creating customized datasets. Data and services are available free of charge. Learn more about IPUMS.

IPUMS Terra integrates population and environmental data across disciplinary scientific domains, enabling research into dramatic transformations of human populations, the environment, and their interactions.

 

[ ESA ] – Copernicus Open Access Hub

December 14, 2017
The Copernicus Open Access Hub is a web based system designed to provide EO data users with distributed mirror archives and bulk dissemination capabilities for the Sentinels products. Terms of Copernicus Open Access Hub portal and Data supply conditions

Data Hub System 0.14.1-3 developed by a Serco and GAEL Systems consortium under a contract with the European Space Agency – Funded by the EU and ESA

Map layer attributions:

EpiCollect – Mobile / Web Application for Smartphone data collection

December 14, 2017

EpiCollect – Mobile / Web Application for Smartphone data collection

EpiCollect.net provides a web and mobile app for the generation of forms (questionnaires) and freely hosted project websites for data collection.
Data are collected (including GPS and media) using multiple phones and all data can be viewed centrally (using Google Maps / tables / charts).

Developed at Imperial College London

 

 

Protected Planet

December 13, 2017

Protected Planet

“Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).

It is a publicly available online platform where users can discover terrestrial and marine protected areas, access related statistics and download data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA).

Protected Planet enables a spectrum of users to use existing protected area data for information-based decision making, policy development, and business and conservation planning. Businesses in a range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, and finance can use WDPA data to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities of a given project. Conservation planners can use the information to predict the outcomes of various proposals and focus on initiatives and areas that are most likely to result in positive impacts. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) uses the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) annual policy performance scorecards to inform decisions on allocations on funds; MCC uses the WDPA in its indicator to measure the effectiveness of policies related to Natural Resource Protection.

In addition to serving as a business, conservation and aid investment planning tool, Protected Planet provides the basis for monitoring and reporting on progress towards international environmental targets such as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Every two years, UNEP-WCMC releases the Protected Planet Report on the status of the world’s protected areas and recommendations on how to meet international goals and targets.

To make the database more accessible and user-friendly, in 2015 the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) made some improvements to the online platform, including streamlining the download process and making improvements to the search function. Now, users can access statistics and other information on specific countries, and compare between countries. The website improvements have led to an eight-fold increase in the number of dataset downloads from the site, from 6,000 in 2014 to 47,348 in 2015″.”

Marine Regions

December 13, 2017

Marine Regions

“Marine Regions is an integration of the VLIMAR Gazetteer and the VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. The VLIMAR Gazetteer is a database with geographic, mainly marine names such as seas, sandbanks, seamounts, ridges, bays or even standard sampling stations used in marine research. The geographic cover of the VLIMAR gazetteer is global but initially focused on the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt Estuary and the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Gradually more regional and global geographic information was added to VLIMAR and combining this information with the Maritime Boundaries database, representing the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the world, led to the creation of marineregions.org.

Marine Regions is managed by the Flanders Marine Institute. Funding for the creation of the VLIMAR gazetteer was provided initially through the EU Network of Excellence MarBEF, but also other European initiatives such as Lifewatch provide the necessary funding for the maintenance and management of Marine Regions.

Marine Regions depends on data and knowledge sharing from global, European, regional and national data providers and relevant experts. By setting up Collaboration Agreements, data providers will benefit from belonging to the Marine Regions partnership as they would get increased visibility, gain access to a variety of data analysis services which will benefit from integration of several distributed spatial datasets, as well as enjoying the benefit of the creation of stable unique identifiers. An example template of a Collaboration Agreement can be found here. Please contact info@marineregions.org if your organisation is interested to explore this collaboration”.

 

[ Italy ] – ISPRA Databases

December 13, 2017

[ Italy ] – ISPRA Databases

This section of ISPRA’s website aims to facilitate the access to databases created and managed by the Institute, in the light of the INSPIRE Directive and in accordance with the provisions of the current legislation on public access to environmental information, in particular with Legislative Decree No. 195 of 19 August 2005, in the implementation of Directive 2003/4/EC, which states the obligation of “dissemination of environmental information” held by public authorities. Currently, there are 53 databases.