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


Installation and setup
  1. Installing OpenGeo Suite Community Edition
  2. Installing PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  3. Installing GeoServer
Introduction to Open Source GIS Software
  1. General Open Source GIS Architecture
  2. Standards and OGC
  1. Creating New Vector Layers
  2. Symbology & Labelling
  3. Editing Features And Topology
  4. Coordinate Reference System (CRS)
  5. Working With Attribute Tables
  6. Map Composition For Printing Or Graphic Expert
  7. Geoprocessing Tools
  8. Geometric Tools
  9. Research Tools
  10. Data Management Tools
  11. Toolbox
  12. Georeferencing Of Aerial Images
  13. Clip Raster
  14. Generating Contours From Dem
  15. Export / Import Kml Files In QGIS
  16. Add Google / Bing Images As Background In QGIS
  17. Working With WMS Data
  18. How To Download Free GIS / Wms Data From Bhuvan
  19. QGIS Cloud
  20. Create A Web Map In QGIS
  21. Data Model In QGIS
  22. GIS Data Integration
  23. Data Analytics In QGIS
  24. Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (Geo-AI) GIS
  1. Introduction to JavaScript
  2. The OpenLayers API
  3. The Complete Solution (Course Project)
  4. Overview
  5. Recommendationsand Common Errors
  6. Final Project
Open Layers
  1. Shape file Creation
  2. Scale concept (small, big)
  3. Thematic maps
  4. Coordinate Reference System
PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  1. Introduction to SQL
  2. Introduction to PostgreSQL
  3. The Spatial Add-On – PostGIS
PostGIS, Geoserver and Leaflet – GIS Devlopment
  1. Introduction WebGIS
  2. Advantages Of WebGIS, Open Source WebGIS
  3. Geoserver Features And Benefits
  4. Installation And Introduction To Geoserver Interface
  5. Shape file Upload In Geoserver
  6. Add Store From PostgreSQL Database,
  7. Installation Of PostgreSQL /PostGIS, Creating Spatial Database From Ascii Files
  8. Shape File Loading To Database And Retrieving Layers From Database To QGIS, ArcGIS Desktop
  9. Spatial Reference System Extend
  10. Style Editor / Symbology – Point, Line, Polygon Features
  11. Add And Publish Layer In Geoserver
  12. Layers As Wms And Wfs
  13. Share Web GIS Map Interface Of Geoserver With Another Users
  14. Introduction To Leaflets
  15. Working With Base Layers – Tile Layers
  16. Add Overlays – Markers, Polylines, Polygons, Map Draw Utility, Geojson
  17. Map Control Events
CartoDB – The Web Mapping Platform
  1. PGDB creation
  2. Feature Data Set Creation
  3. Feature Class Creation
  4. Topology Creation & Validations