GIS Campus


GIS organizes geographic data so that a person reading a map can select data necessary for a specific project or task. GIS holds the potential to make distributed geographic information available to a very large worldwide audience. Internet users will be able to access GIS applications from their browsers without spending money on GIS software. NAARM has shown interest to develop capacity of scientist and students in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS using open source suites. Each module has been prepared keeping the view various background and exposure of participants. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have an understanding on basics of GIS using Open Source QGIS Software
  • Be able carrying out basic analysis in QGIS software.
  • Install open source suites and connect it to database
  • Link and overlay the GIS data with open layers and many more
A complete course to map your data with open source GIS: explore GIS tools, learn concepts and terminology of spatial analysis, learn how to analyze data, symbolize data and make your own maps, how to work with projections, vectorial and raster data, etc.

Introduction to Opensource GIS

COTS and Opensource


Map content and Reading


Layer creation and management

Handson Open Layers


PostgreSQL and PostGIS


  1. General Open Source GIS Architecture
  2. Standards and OGC
  1. Introduction to SQL
  2. Introduction to PostgreSQL
  3. The Spatial Add-On – PostGIS
  1. The Map Server
  2. Caching
  3. Strategies
  4. Creating Tiles
  1. Introduction to JavaScript
  2. The OpenLayers API
  3. The Complete Solution (Course Project)
  4. Overview
  5. Recommendationsand Common Errors
  6. Final Project
  1. Importing Data to CartoDB
  2. Web Publishing
  3. Web Mapping
  4. Animated Maps with Torque
  1. Installing OpenGeo Suite Community Edition
  2. Installing PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  3. Installing GeoServer