Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands

200 courses, 20 online supports,

60 moocs, 30 trainees

Course: GDAL

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The GDAL course costs € 995 and lasts 2 days. GDAL is a translation library mainly intended for geographic data formats. GDAL can work with many different vector and raster formats. It is released by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The great potential of the program lies in the fact that everything is open source, so everyone can propose improvements and thus take GDAL further. In addition, GDAL's code is mainly based on C, which makes implementation extremely efficient. Some experience with programming and GIS data is desired but not required. For example, you can follow the course python basic or QGIS basic, depending on which knowledge is missed.


During the first day of the GDAL course, the raster translations are discussed and during the second day the vector translations. First, we will load the different data types and see what properties these data types have. With the raster dataset we will do mathematical calculations to make a kind of suitability map. With the vector datasets we will mainly convert all kinds of different file formats to other file formats. We will mainly work in the command prompt in the Windows environment. We will also write some python scripts.

Learning objectives during this course:

After the course, the student can independently create simple bat files to automate activities.
The student can use GDAL as an extra tool in his toolkit for which a GIS or CAD system does not have the functionality or speed.

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