By: Northeastern University
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). Prereq. GIS5102 and GIS5201; geographic information technology MPS and certificate students only.