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Overview of MDL Course: Introduction to Marine GIS with Saga Murray Brown MarineDataLiteracy.org [email protected] Course Summary. Pre-course reading Setup open-source GIS program Saga Area-of-interest maps Data gridding Managing GIS layers (size, placement, etc ) Motion vectors

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course summary
Course Summary
  • Pre-course reading
  • Setup open-source GIS program Saga
  • Area-of-interest maps
  • Data gridding
  • Managing GIS layers (size, placement, etc)
  • Motion vectors
  • Global relief data & products
1 pre course reading
1. Pre-Course Reading

Stimulating background materials, for better understanding of practical exercises

2 practical background for gis
2. Practical Background for GIS

Hairy diagrams, made easy!

3 preparation for course exercises
3.  Preparation for Course Exercises

Tight file/folder organization, structured filenames, and project segregation within the personal computer

4 basic map creation
4.  Basic Map Creation

Synthesis from many published sources: vectors, classified grids, polygons, etc.

Focus on Area of Interest (AOI)

5 continued
5, continued

Ancillary objects: Frames, graticules, dummy grids, etc.

5 continued1
5, continued

GEBCO &other relief data: vector and gridded objects

5 continued2
5, continued

Many layers of named geopolitical zones and areas -- especially the VLIZ archives

6 gridding data in saga
6.  Gridding Data in Saga

Typical incorporation of station data into GIS layer, through points

6 continued
6, continued

Experiments with various methods to obtain meaningful data grids

Methods to mask land areas

7 working with grids in saga
7.  Working with Grids in Saga

Grid images for publications, websites, Google, etc.

7 continued
7, continued

“Classified” grids of terrain or habitat data

Special methods for satellite data

8 motion vectors in saga
8.  Motion Vectors in Saga

Wind and current vector displays

9 special options
9.  Special Options

Cutting and resampling to simplify collections

9 continued
9, continued

Digitizing new shapes

9 continued1
9, continued

Setup for Pacific-centered projects

9 continued2
9, continued

Estimating relief contours from grids

Above and below the coastline

postscript
Postscript
  • This may be your first GIS experience. Expect these skills to become the backbone of your future career, because “everything is going GIS.”
  • You are strongly recommended to keep your PPT file, update or improve it whenever you can, and use it for demonstrations of your skills.
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