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NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)

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 NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. Through this initiative, we offer online courses and certification in various topics.

Online course: Free for all, Certification exam: For a nominal fee. Learn anytime, anywhere! Only requirement: Interest and enthusiasm to learn 🙂


Certificate Course: Introduction to GIS 9 4 Weeks)

Course duration : 04 weeks

Sample Certificate:

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What is Geographic Information Systems?
Different components of GIS
Different types of vector data
Raster data models and their types
TIN data model

Advantages and disadvantages associated with vector, raster and TIN
Non-spatial data (attributes) and their type
Raster data compression techniques
Different raster data file formats
Spatial database systems and their types

Pre-processing of spatial datasets
Different map projections
Spatial interpolation techniques
Different types of resolutions
Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Quality assessment of freely available DEMS
GIS analysis-1
GIS analysis-2 and applications
Errors in GIS
Key elements of maps


1. An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4th Edition) by Ian Heywood, Sarah Cornelius and Steve Carver, 2012
2. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems by Chang Kang-tsung (Karl), 2006
3. Geographic Information Systems: An Introduction by Tor Bernhardsen, 2005
4. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective by S. Aronoff, 1991


The course is free and fees are only for certification ( 1000 INR)

Contact Details

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc16_ce12

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