Mapping Infrastructure Categories from GIS Satellite imagery

With increasing urbanization in many developing countries, understanding the evolution and spatial characteristics of informal settlements will be critical for both poverty targeting efforts and the provision of public services.

This workshop will provide practical tools and instructions for mapping informal settlements with satellite imagery using the open source geographic information systems application QGIS.

It will introduce attendees to vector and raster layers, ways to create and import vector shapefiles, and methods for accessing online satellite imagery by drawing on research on Indian government-designated categories of unplanned settlements that can be easily identified using remote sensing imagery. 

No prior experience in GIS mapping is required.

Monday, April 15 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Arrupe Hall, Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Event Type

Research

Audience

Students

Departments

McCourt School of Public Policy, Massive Data Institute

Website

https://gissatelliteimagery.eventbrit...

Cost

Free

Open to the public and the press?

no

Event Contact Name

Michelyne Chavez

Event Contact Email

Michelyne.Chavez@georgetown.edu

Accommodations Contact Name

Michelyne Chavez

Accommodations Contact Email

Michelyne.Chavez@georgetown.edu

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