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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MST 102: Image Processing and Remote Sensing

Course Details

The objective of this module is to allow learners to acquire advanced notions in the fields of
processing and analysis of remote sensing images, from display, classification to the analysis of
results.

The module’s articulations include:
– Image acquisition techniques
– Presentation of the general basic techniques of digital image processing and automatic
information extraction
– Classification of multispectral images,
– Physical and technical foundations of remote sensing
– Notions on LIDAR.
– Image geometry, georeferencing (direct location, reverse location)
– Characteristics of radar images and their fields of applications.

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MST 103: Training in Mapping Software (QGIS, ARCGIS, Google Maps, Grass GIS, etc.).

Course Details

The objective of this module is to empower participants with new approaches enabling them to
make better use of GIS software to optimize the decision-making process, by ensuring a detailed
and relevant visualization of information.

Articulations of this module include :
– Creation and dissemination of a GIS map using QGIS
– Creation and distribution of a GIS map using other software (ARCGIS, Google Maps,
Grass GIS, etc.).
– Organizing geographic data and other GIS resources within a mapping project
– Manipulation of features on a GIS map and information about these features
– Analysis of GIS maps and identification of features meeting specific criteria
– Cartographic language (map classification, cartographic language constraints)
– Creation and use of graphic charters (creation of new styles for point, line and surface
symbols)
– Creating and using advanced map layout templates
– Import/export functions to ESRI formats
– Different types of Geodatabase: file, personal and multi-user

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MST 104: Training in image processing software (ENVI, ERDAS, GRASS, SNAP, Google Earth, etc.).

Course Details

The objective of this module is to empower participants with new approaches enabling them to
make better use of GIS software to optimize the decision-making process, by ensuring a detailed
and relevant visualization of information.

Articulations of this module include :
– Creation and dissemination of a GIS map using QGIS
– Creation and distribution of a GIS map using other software (ARCGIS, Google Maps,
Grass GIS, etc.).
– Organizing geographic data and other GIS resources within a mapping project
– Manipulation of features on a GIS map and information about these features
– Analysis of GIS maps and identification of features meeting specific criteria
– Cartographic language (map classification, cartographic language constraints)
– Creation and use of graphic charters (creation of new styles for point, line and surface
symbols)
– Creating and using advanced map layout templates
– Import/export functions to ESRI formats
– Different types of Geodatabase: file, personal and multi-user

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