International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

MST 101: Geographic Information System (GIS) and Cartography

Course Details

The objective of this module is to enable the learner to master the basic concepts of cartography,
as well as the methods of acquiring, preparing and editing geospatial data. This module will
also familiarize participants with techniques for exploring and analyzing geospatial data, as
well as the use of QGIS/ArcGIS geographic information system.

Articulations of this module include :
– GIS Vocabulary
– An overview of GIS application to forest and environmental management.
– Notion of projection system
– Presentation of map data
– Cartographic design
– Fundamentals of geo-referenced mapping
– Use of QGIS/ArcGIS.

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