Geospatial Data Analysis: Tools and Techniques

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Welcome to the Course “Geospatial Data Analysis: Tools and Techniques”. This is the 3rd course in the CSOD LEVEL II program that seeks to empower young adults with the practical skills for today’s Digital economy. These courses are designed to address competency profiles in Digital literacy and Data skills that have become essential for the job markets of today and the future.

Participants in this course on “Geospatial Data Analysis”, will acquire the essential practical skills that will equip them with foundational data competencies for collecting, working with and visualizing location-based data, and applying these techniques to Interactive Community Mapping.

In the Digital economy, Data has become a critical and valuable business resource. In particular, there is a lot of economic value in geospatial data i.e. data that contains geographical co-ordinates that can be plotted on a map. As a result of the ubiquity of mobile devices such as smartphones, a lot of today’s business data from social media posts to transactional data are collected with location coordinates.

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of geospatial data, mapping concepts and applications. Practical techniques are learned to collect, process and visualize geodata using low-cost devices and free tools such as Openstreetmap

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the business value of Geospatial Data
  2. Understand Mapping concepts
  3. Collect Geospatial data using mobile devices
  4. Upload and Edit Geospatial data in Openstreetmap
  5. Demonstrate techniques for visualizing Geospatial Data
  6. Apply the learned techniques to Interactive Community Mapping

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