GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS GIS – This training is in 3 phases;
Introduction to GIS: In this course, you will learn the fundamental principles of GIS. You can work with GIS maps, explore and analyze maps and data. ArcGIS techniques are also implemented in this course.
Location: Online and Physical
Duration: 3 Weeks
Beginners to Intermediate: This course covers the principles of GIS and implements ArcGIS techniques to simulate real-world features, explore patterns, and make better decisions. You will learn how to use ArcMap and how to Apply Python in GIS.
Duration: 4 Weeks
Advanced Class: This course will develop your skills in spatial data analysis, making maps, application of Python and SQL as a standard language for accessing and manipulating database. SQL is a Structured Query Language used to create variety of spatial data analysis, processing and analyzing vector and raster data, making maps and apps, Carry out attributes and spatial queries and edit both versioned (traditional) and non-versioned datasets in geodatabases.
Duration: 6 Weeks
DRONE PILOT TRAINING: This training is in two phases;
Beginners Drone Pilot Training: In this course, you will learn basic Drone operations from scratch. You will also be opportuned to meet with other professionals to collaborate and apply Drone technique to your field.
Location: Strictly Physical
Duration: 3 Weeks
Professional Drone Pilot Training: This course contains modules on drone hardware components, drone regulations and applications, reconnaissance survey, calibration and so much more.
Location: Strictly physical
Duration: 4 weeks
Price: ₦ 200,000
SCRIPTING WITH ARCGIS (ArcPy from Introduction to Mastery): This is a relatively new course that was added to the curriculum due to popular demand. This course will help take your GIS analytical experience to the next level using ArcGIS. It focuses on coding in ArcGIS and will help you become a more experienced GIS professional using highly demanded skills
Location: Online and Physical
Duration: 10 weeks
Price: ₦ 200,000
REMOTE SENSING AND GOOGLE EARTH ENGINE: In this course, you will learn how to use Google earth engine and remote sensing software like an expert acquire information about an object or phenomenon (Land, Water, Rock, Settlement or landforms etc.) without making physical contact with the object.
Duration: 2 weeks
Price: ₦ 200,000
AUTOCAD FOR SURVEYING AND MAPPING: In this course you will be introduced to Surveying using AutoCAD, you will learn the basics of how to apply surveying techniques, objects and databases, field measurement taken from the surveyor’s instruments and processed into AutoCAD.
Duration: 4 Weeks
MAPPING WITH GIS FOR MARITIME BOUNDARY: This course teaches you how to create, cartographically, and maintain marine data, coordinate plotting and boundary delineation from start to finish. Advance your skills professionally and apply advance GIS in Maritime database management and chart manufacturing program incorporated in geodatabase templates.
Location: Strictly physical
Duration: 4 weeks
Price: ₦ 350,000
All courses come with training packages including an End-user certificate, Practical Training, Free Software, Manual and Jotter.
You will be required to write an assessment exam at the end of each course before you are issued your certificate.
All courses are also available in Lagos and Abuja except Autocad for Surveying and Mapping which is only available in Abuja for now.
Register now to join the first batch as registration closes soon.
Geographic Information Systems GIS is a tool mainly used to gather, analyse, and interpret data captured during the remote sensing process.
It is applicable in different sectors where it is used by professional analysts to analyse data for different uses.
Housing is one of the basic needs of humans along with food and water. A good shelter should protect the person in it from unfavourable weather conditions all year round.
Apart from natural disasters which occur occasionally, shelters should be able to withstand most conditions.
Even in cases of natural disasters, GIS has been known to help rescue efforts and help detect the best place to settle to prevent reoccurrences.
One of the main applications of GIS use in the housing sector has been in the area of dealing with environmental hazards such as floods, landslides, soil erosion, and drought. It is not possible to stop these events but GIS can be used to mitigate or decrease their impact
GIS aids effective land administration, providing the platform for structured housing and land management.
GIS can help individuals and businesses protect property rights, encourage open and competitive real estate markets, bring efficiencies in land administration (SDI, government, taxation, land consolidation etc)
GIS aids in Land Use Classification and planning.
GIS aids in the creation and management of Creation of address registers in partnership with local government areas, for easy analysis and upgrade of community database and mapping.
Besides mapping areas in real estate, GIS can also play an important role in spatial analysis and determination of the absolute location where houses need to be situated.
GIS Makes Performing Market Analysis Better: Market analysis is one of the most essential steps in housing. Research needed for each may differ in depth, but both require analyzing comparative sales in a given location. Prior to analysis, additional research is conducted on comparable properties recently developed in the subject property’s area.
GIS enables tasks including site selection, land suitability analysis, land use and transport modelling, the identification of planning action areas, and impact assessments.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the years, the “island of information syndrome” has begun to diminish, due to tremendous connective measures, GIS software has shown in improving the construction industry at large.
As a tech company based in Nigeria, we have been able to turn small, driven sectors of some industries into great titan industries. Capitalizing on the tech-based opportunities that can help them run projects easily.
Our GIS software enables real estate developers to implement proper coordination of plans, designs, estimates which fully gives a smooth work breakdown structure.
GIS software facilitates precise assessment in any given form of construction, either its road, factory, or any other site work. With this, complex information can be gathered by developers about the area and determine whether it fits for building.
In cases whereby natural disaster-prone areas portray floods or tectonic activity, as well as other possible disaster outcomes, GIS software helps to early identify such properties. With this in mind, GIS software allows fast, data-driven decision-making, since managers can calculate expenses and eliminate possible risks when building or exploiting a site.
With an image processing base map, GIS software analysis tools portray the story behind the data. Its analyses draw connections between geospatial features like:
Overlap between boundaries and key elements
3D cause-and-effect visualization
Statistical distribution and density models
Temporal patterns that show change over time
We encourage the use of GIS software as it enables relevant stakeholders to see 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.
Some modeling GIS software’s for floodplain mapping in construction site