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Learn Application of Gis With Python at 5% Discount

Hi there,

If you have been on our website for a while or visited our social media pages, you already know that trainings are one of the core services we offer.

We recently introduced a new course curriculum and I’d like to enumerate the advantages, the need for the course, the package, the price and why you should register for this course to boost your skill and make your knowledge relevant in the marketplace and in today’s world.

As we all know, tech is the new oil boom and everyone is trying to get into it one way or the other. Although almost all our training courses are tech related, let us focus on the foremost that incorporates the basics and rudiments of today’s most popular technology-Python.



With this course, you can take your GIS analytical experience to the next level using ArcGIS. This course focuses on coding in ArcGIS.

It covers all you need to know to become an expert GIS specialist with Scripting in ArcGIS. You can kickstart your career as a GIS developer and become a more experienced GIS professional with this high-demand skill.

Although the course was introduced in October and started on November 2, you can still register and begin at your convenience as the classes are hybrid. Better still, you get a 5% discount if you register this month as our Anniversary discount is still ongoing.


  • Python programming language foundations for GIS professionals
  • Geographic Information System Foundations for I.T professionals. (Hands-on ArcGIS inclusive )
  • Using the Python interface in ArcGIS to do more than the conventional software interface
  • Running your scripts on the command line (Shell)
  • Writing Standalone Scripts for your GIS operations
  • Customizing your tasks and operation by creating Python toolboxes
  • Creating  Shareable Tools, Buttons, and Toolbars for easy workflow in ArcGIS
  • Hands-on Learning with industry-standard projects
  • Increased skills for promotion in current and future roles
  • Increased opportunity to land new roles in the industry
  • Possess skills relevant to a great career in geospatial technology development
  • Job Opportunities /interview preparation guides
  • Career mentorship
  • Verifiable Certificate of Completion

There you have it. If you have been looking for an opportunity to upgrade your skill or knowledge of GIS and related courses, scripting in ArcGIS is the course for you.

It incorporates knowledge of GIS software with Python in order to achieve solutions to more complex issues.



Turning Historical Map into 3D Map

Turning Historical Map into 3D Map

Turning Historical Map into 3D Map

Software Used:

  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Blender

Source for the Old Maps and Digital Elevation Model The first step in the process is to find an old digital vintage map of an area with some relief and a decent image resolution

Turning Historical Map into 3D Map    Turning Historical Map into 3D Map

Historical maps are contemporary maps from a specific point in time, showing land use and settlement patterns as recorded at that point. Historians use historical maps for several purposes:

As tools for reconstructing the past, to the extent that maps provide records of features, landscapes, cities, and places that may not exist anymore or that exist but have been transformed

Historical maps can be challenging to read, hence their recent transformation into three-dimensional views. 3D Mapping technology is used to profile objects and create a 3-dimensional view that can be mapped onto the real world.

As the name suggests, it is a 3-dimensional representation of objects meaning it maps objects on the x, y, and z-axis. 3D mapping represents elevation and location, making it helpful in developing scale models of features in buildings or the Earth.

This added layer or rather added dimension helps visualize data and has increased the number of applications and use cases for Geodata.

The Following paragraphs give a detailed explanation of how to turn your historical map into 3D.

Software Used:

  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Blender

Source for the Old Maps and Digital Elevation Model

The first step in the process is to find an old digital vintage map of an area with some relief and a decent image resolution or if you have an old paper map of an area, you can scan and use it.

Tip: Look at the contour lines in the map and take note of the height and how packed or spaced the contour lines are – tightly packed contours have higher relief than spaced contours.

A map of flat lands will not produce the beautiful result we want, we need some mountainous terrain that will make the 3D effect pop up. A good source to get old vintage maps is the USGS TopoView which serves a large collection of georeferenced topographic maps covering the US.

There are dozens of other sources of old maps on the internet. Download the DEM of the area from the USGS Earth Explorer.

Georeferencing the Map

This is the first and most important step – we would use the ArcGIS software in georeferencing the map using the coordinates on the map to register the four (4) points around the map. It is important as the concept to create the 3D map is overlaying the old map on the DEM (Relief)/Hillshade.

After we have successfully georeferenced the map. We then create a polygon around the border of the map area. This will be used to clip the DEM to the map extent.

We’ll then create an outer boundary for the paper boundary of the map.


We’ll import the DEM and the shapefile into QGIS and use the create new raster tool ‘r.mapcalc.simple’ this will create a new raster from the DEM using the paper boundary polygon. Then we use the ‘r.null’ tool to calculate the null values. After creating the raster we’ll save it as a render format (RGB) ‘.tif ‘


We suggest watching a few videos on how to navigate a blender before moving on to the next steps. If you haven’t installed Blender yet, it can be downloaded Here.

Turning Historical Map into 3D Map

We hope the above steps will help you get the hang of using the ArcGis And QGIS Software for turning maps into 3D. You can also experiment with other kinds of maps and let us know how the transformation worked.

Turning Historical Map into 3D Map


Role of GIS in Regional and Geographical Planning and Construction

Role of GIS in Regional and Geographical Planning and Construction

Role of GIS in Regional and Geographical Planning and Construction

The capacity to better understand the current needs of a city, and then design to fulfill those needs is one of the important uses of GIS in the city and regional planning and designing. By processing geospatial data from satellite imaging, aerial photography, and remote sensors, GIS users gain a detailed perspective on land and infrastructure.

Spatial data points the way to improving quality of life and building sustainable communities, while geographic information science professionals use spatial thinking to transform that data into actionable insight and solutions.

In analyzing the future population growth of an area, a geographer would study the regional environment. This environment offers certain resources, which can be compared with similar environments and resources that the geographer knows in other parts of the world.

These powerful tools help planners understand the needs of densely populated areas, but they also adapt to examining smaller towns and even informal settlements. The ability to run a variety of queries and analytics on GIS data means experts can evaluate how new construction will fit in with existing infrastructure and meet regulatory demands. Users may spot opportunities for improved resource use, identifying the best locations to harvest solar, wind, or geothermal energy.


Role of GIS in Regional and Geographical Planning and Construction

GIS technology empowers urban planners with enhanced visibility into data. They monitor fluctuations over time, evaluate the feasibility of proposed projects and predict their effects on the environment. GIS software can also show all relevant stakeholders exactly what the changes on the ground will look like to help them make better decisions. For example, GIS software may generate visualizations of an area’s current environmental conditions and allow users to draw comparisons between the anticipated results of proposed development plans.

Urban planners in both the public and private sectors employ data-driven methods to address a wide array of issues that have long-term implications for communities and the surrounding landscape. 

Some of these methods include 

  • Review and analysis of plans for development.
  • Checks on regulatory compliance.
  • Review of environmental impact.
  • Preservation of historic sites.
  • Regional planning beyond the borders of a city or town.
  • Mapping the delivery of utilities and planning for service interruptions.


By performing land use analyses, planners can guide new developments to areas that are less prone to damage from natural disasters. Synthesizing geographic information with financial data might lead to revitalizing an urban area in need of new businesses. This can help the establishment of shopping malls and marts to provide erstwhile unavailable services and goods.


For example, GIS software can help a City’s Planning Committee to collaborate with other stakeholders in the stages of the efforts to redevelop sections of the highway. 


GIS offers the means to synthesize information from a diverse set of sources, model the outcomes of multiple courses of action, and share data among the Public Works and other departments. 


Experts from many different disciplines may find common ground and create actionable plans for making services and amenities more accessible and also make travel easier for the inhabitants of areas in need of better housing and construction planning. 

Gis Training Requirements For Enthusiasts

Gis Training Requirements For Enthusiasts




Geographic Information System GIS is used to collect, organize, manage, manipulate, analyze, store and present many types of spatial data that deal with location intelligence.

When data is organized by its locations, we can see geographic patterns that allow us to develop a better understanding of how systems work, interact more effectively with each other, and prevent risky decision-making. 

Many people are beginning to understand the importance of acquiring geospatial knowledge, especially geography and geology students and other participants in the spatial field. If you are looking for the best resources to learn GIS, you have come to the right place.


Gis Training Requirements For Enthusiasts

First of all, it is imperative to note that not everyone can learn GIS. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it and the same goes for GIS and other Geospatial-related disciplines and learning. One important thing to have is underlying interest as the field expands with more knowledge daily. 

There are stages in the GIS learning process and the place to start from as a green-horn is of course the Beginners level. At this stage, the first thing you’ll need is a computer with perfect internet connections and you’ll also need to install some software. Usually, during the Beginners training course at our offices, we install the software for our students after giving them access. 

Not to worry, you can get this software for free when you register with us or visit our Geostore

The datasets we’ve compiled for students contain shapefiles with GPS Coordinates for a different locations in Nigeria. It contains Toposheets and a map with Nigerian boundaries and also a Political map of Nigeria. All of these are important in learning the basics of mapping. 

QGIS – Quantum Geographic Information System is free, open-source software that allows you to create, edit, visualize, analyze, and publish geospatial information. One great benefit of using QGIS is that it offers many free online resources and maps available to download at your fingertips. This can help you familiarize yourself with the basics of GIS learning on your own.

Perhaps the most critical software used by professionals and which you will get acquainted with at the professional stage of your GIS experience is ArcGIS by Esri. It is a desktop GIS application software used to make maps, analyze data, and share and collaborate. With ArcGIS, you get access to workflow-specific apps, maps, and data from around the globe.

Gis Training Requirements For Enthusiasts


One difference to note between both is that QGIS is an open source GIS software suite that has a popular desktop option, mobile, and web component while Esri’s ArcGIS is a commercially available suite of software that includes three desktop versions with varying levels of complexity, mobile, and web components according to your experience and expertise. 

If you’re thinking of a career in GIS, you should probably look toward improving your knowledge and skill set. The following are courses you can base on in your GIS learning journey. 

  • ArcGIS Online / ArcGIS.
  • Application development.
  • Database administration.
  • Python scripting.
  • Data editing.
  • Data Science / Spatial Analysis.
  • Field surveys and GPS etc.


We have compiled a GIS Masterclass Manual with all the above treated intricately as topics with all accompanying details, available on our Geo store.


You can join our Online Community of GIS experts by registering for our monthly training sessions. We offer Beginners, Intermediate, and Professional training with recognized certificates. 

Your journey to becoming a Geospatial expert begins when you decide to take the first leap. We hope the resources contained here will help your endeavor.



Gis for Beginners

Gis for Beginners


A geographic information system (GIS) is a tool for collecting, organizing, managing, manipulating, analyzing, storing, and presenting many types of spatial data.

Sounds encompassing, right? How does this tool affect me as an average person? Anyway, it isn’t until I go to colleges or universities to study it and maybe probably because it’s in the line of my job or career choice.

Surprisingly, most all individuals on earth are already using or embedded into the almighty GIS circle in their daily lives and activities without spending tuition or intentional learning it or deciding on a career path in it.

GIS is Applicable in the following areas:

  • Mapping.

GIS has been a tool used to provide a visual presentation of data that  I and most people use in everyday navigation processes, location intelligence and analytics, parcel delivery and tracking, rescheduling deliveries, and finding where and when in respect to what distance or position.


 Gis for Beginners

  • Banking.

Banking has evolved away from the ancient systems of “I can only send funds or perform transactions in my physical location or a bank branch where I opened an account.” Through the application of a tool that has enhanced smart planning, organizing, data transfer, data storage, and swift decision-making in the banking industry, people can make secured transactions with their bank accounts from their comfort zones to other people in far countries where their preferred bank may not even have a branch. 

  • Telecom and Network services.

According to Statista in 2022, including both smart and feature phones, the current number of mobile phone users is 7.26 billion, which makes 91.54% of people in the world cell phone owners and users. These services use GIS to enhance their processes through better data management and location services.

 Gis for Beginners

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  • Disaster Management and Mitigation.

Efficient GIS systems protect the environment and are developed to assist risk and disaster management in different locations across the globe. This is done by developing tools used to measure risk factors. Refer to our previous blog post on How GIS can be used to estimate flood damage.

  • Transportation.

Airports manage their fleet of aircraft, make flight plans, organize schedules, estimate arrivals and departure times, and know when the weather is favorable to fly to other destinations by incorporating GIS in their repertoire of tools and systems.

The use of GIS has a profound impact on agriculture or the food value chain, at least on all humans, educated or non-educated, poor or rich, young or old depending on the food. 

Local farmers might not be vast in the use of technology but they use pesticides, and fertilizers, to export their farm produce. Though they might not directly apply the tool themselves in those processes, they are embedded in the system for the dream and accomplishment of a farmer is to grow and nurture healthy farm produce in good yields, feed on, distribute, supply, and sell to others. GIS is directly or indirectly used in all the processes of getting food to the table.

 Gis for Beginners


Surveying involves measuring the position of objects on earth, below the earth, in water, and in space through field procedures and the use of various equipment or tools: GPS, total station, compass, measuring tape, UAVs, and many others. The data gotten from field observations are incorporated into a GIS system which calculates, estimates visualizes, and prepares digital maps, plans, graphs, and charts for understanding, decision making, and implementation purposes.

 Gis for Beginners

The inestimable value of GIS in deciding many life and living factors cannot be over-emphasized. In every way, GIS presents a much more calculable way of making life easier.


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