6 episodes

Our Geospatial Studio series offers the chance to learn cutting-edge techniques and software in the geospatial sciences...and get personalized help from our resident experts! We bring together students, faculty, and the campus community to explore open source software, exchange new geospatial approaches, and become familiar with existing resources on campus. Often student-led, these workshops/live demos/short courses are hands-on and informal; attendees bring their laptops and receive personalized attention to get their questions answered. Sample data and workflows are often provided so that attendees can practice skills they've gained or teach themselves new ones.

Geospatial Studio North Carolina State University

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Our Geospatial Studio series offers the chance to learn cutting-edge techniques and software in the geospatial sciences...and get personalized help from our resident experts! We bring together students, faculty, and the campus community to explore open source software, exchange new geospatial approaches, and become familiar with existing resources on campus. Often student-led, these workshops/live demos/short courses are hands-on and informal; attendees bring their laptops and receive personalized attention to get their questions answered. Sample data and workflows are often provided so that attendees can practice skills they've gained or teach themselves new ones.

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    Introduction to GRASS GIS

    Introduction to GRASS GIS

    GRASS GIS is a powerful open-source tool for performing geospatial analyses across a range of disciplines. Take your first steps in GRASS GIS with the Geospatial Studio and learn how to use this free software. Online resources for the studio are available here: http://ncsu-geoforall-lab.github.io/grass-intro-workshop/

    Instructor: Vaclav Petras | Ph.D. student, MEAS Dept. | Center for Geospatial Analytics | NC State University

    • 54 min
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    3D Visualization of Geospatial Data with Blender

    3D Visualization of Geospatial Data with Blender

    Blender is a powerful open-source 3D modelling, simulation, and game-engine platform with the ability to integrate and visualize georeferenced information. With Blender you can easily import and intuitively interact with GIS data, and turn them into lifelike renderings of natural and urban landscapes. This Geospatial Studio will introduce you to the main features of Blender and provide simple tips for importing, shading, and rendering geospatial data such as point-clouds, raster, and vector data. Online resources for the studio are available here: https://github.com/ptabriz/Geospatial_studio_blender

    Instructor: Payam Tabrizian | Ph.D. student, College of Design | Center for Geospatial Analytics | NC State University

    • 46 min
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    Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS

    Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS

    QGIS is a free and open source software for analyzing and visualizing your geo data, also known as GPS, georeferenced, geocoded, or GIS/Geographic Information System data.  QGIS can be installed on multiple operating systems and has greater analytical capabilities than online mapping sites. We’ll learn some GIS fundamentals, how QGIS compares with other GIS software, and how to get started using it.

    Instructor: Jeff Essic | Research Librarian for Data Services | NC State University

    • 52 min
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    Leveraging OpenLayers Open Source Mapping Library for creating dynamic web mapping applications

    Leveraging OpenLayers Open Source Mapping Library for creating dynamic web mapping applications

    In this hands-on workshop presented by ProStar, you will learn how OpenLayers is leveraged and applied in today’s modern GIS web applications. Become familiar with the OpenLayers library and get started using it.

    Instructors: Dan Colby (Senior VP of Product Management, ProStar), Nathan Kannan (VP of Product Development, ProStar)

    • 1 hr 23 min
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    Resources for Geospatial Computation

    Resources for Geospatial Computation

    A variety of powerful computing resources are available at the Center for Geospatial Analytics and College of Natural Resources to help you perform your geospatial and big-data research. Do you know how to access them all, use them, and choose between them to suit your needs? At this special Geospatial Studio, CGA researchers and CNR IT experts will cover the computational and storage resources available to you at the center and college and introduce best practices for use. Topics will include individual lab workstations, virtual computing labs (VCLs), advanced workstations, high-performance computing (HPC) resources, and virtual servers. We invite students, faculty, and other researchers to join us, as we expand our community of HPC users and developers sharing big data, models, and computational resources.

    • 1 hr 26 min
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    Jumpstarting Metadata Creation with the NC GIS Metadata Profile

    Jumpstarting Metadata Creation with the NC GIS Metadata Profile

    This 2-hour studio will provide insight into the use and application of the new North Carolina GIS Metadata Profile. Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), this event is free of charge and open to anyone practicing GIS in or for the state of North Carolina. It will be a combination of discussion on the state of metadata in North Carolina, advances in metadata technologies and hands-on activities focused on the creation, editing, importing and assessment of high-quality metadata. Topics covered include:
    • Fundamentals of Metadata
    • Components of Metadata
    • The North Carolina State and Local Government Profile
    • Editing, Importing and Exporting Metadata and the Profile
    • Data Quality in Metadata
    • Basic Metadata Assessment Using Python

    Instructors: Tim Mulrooney (Assoc. Professor – Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences, North Carolina Central University), Craig Pederson (NCCU), and Sarah Wray (NCDOT).

    • 1 hr 12 min

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