ISRO Offers Free 15-Week Online Course on GIS, Certificate Upon Completion

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ISRO is offering a free online course called Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) for students and professionals.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is offering a free online course for students, professionals and researchers.

Things to know:

  • The free online course is called Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
  • This can be completed in 15 weeks, and is being conducted by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO.
  • The course consists of 75 hours of learning spread across four modules.
  • Basics of remote sensing, global navigation satellite system, geographic information system and applications of geospatial technology are the four modules.

The course is being conducted by Dr Poonam S Tiwari who is a scientist and teaching faculty at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun.

Dr Poonam has a Masters in Technology in Remote Sensing and GIS and has obtained her PhD from IIT, Roorkee.

To access the official brochure, click here.

Important dates:

  • Course duration – 15 weeks
  • Start date – 24 January 2022
  • End date – 9 May 2022

Course layout:

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1. Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis: Basic Principles of Remote Sensing, Earth Observation Sensors and Platforms, Spectral Signature of different land cover features, image interpretation, Thermal & Microwave Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing: Basic Concepts of Rectification and Registration, Enhancement, Classification and accuracy assessment techniques.
2. Global Navigation Satellite System: Introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), receivers, processing methods, errors and accuracy.
3. Geographical Information System (GIS): GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open source software.
4. RS and GIS Applications: Agriculture and Soil, Forestry and Ecology, Geoscience and Geo-hazards, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Urban and Regional Studies and Water Resources.

Course certificate:

· The course includes four modules.
· At the end of each module you will have to appear for an assignment/quiz.
· The final examination will be conducted at the end of the course.
· The certificate will be issued based on internal and final marks obtained.

To apply for the course, click here.

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