Use and Applications of Free and Open-Source GIS Desktop Software

GIS 6320 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with free open-sourced software (FOSS) GIS desktop applications (QGIS and GRASS) and implementations. This includes authoring and managing vector and raster data; performing cartographic output utilizing QGIS Desktop, QGIS Browser, and QGIS Print Composer; performing basic, intermediate, and advanced spatial analysis within QGIS and GRASS utilizing a variety of plug-ins and tools; creating geoprocessing models using the QGIS Graphical Modeler; and interacting with and managing spatial databases using QGIS DB Manager and PostGIS. The geospatial domain has seen an explosion in the availability of FOSS and data, so much so that geospatial intelligence use is encouraged by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20789
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Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 03/31/2018
Instructor George Bosarge
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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