ISRO’s educational unit IIRS is offering a free comprehensive training programme in geoprocessing and web-based visualisation skills to interested participants. Know more to register.

ISRO Launches Free Certificate Course On Geodata Processing Using Python

ISRO’s IIRS (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing) is offering is offering a free course on geodata processing using Python as an outreach programme.

It is a comprehensive training initiative that focuses on imparting skills in geoprocessing and web-based visualisation.

Things to know:

  • The course is the 133rd outreach programme of ISRO and aims to meet a diverse range of students.
  • The course is tailored for final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as technical and scientific staff from Government institutions and researchers.
  • Applicants must have a basic understanding of remote sensing, GIS fundamentals, and computer programming.
  • The course emphasises harnessing freely available satellite imagery and geospatial data to tackle challenges in environmental management, disaster response, climate change, natural resource management, and more.
  • It will include topics such as a GIS overview, python programming, raster and vector data processing, and the use of open-source geospatial data processing libraries.
  • The course will be conducted online and participants are required to have the appropriate hardware and stable internet connection.
  • Participants with over 70 percent attendance will get a course completion certificate.
  • Course study materials — including lecture slides, video recordings, open-source software, and demonstration handouts — will be accessible through e-class. Video lectures will also be uploaded to the platform.

Important dates

The programme is scheduled between 15 to 19 January, 2024, and selection for the restricted seats will be done on a first come first serve basis.

The course registrations are currently open; click here to register.

(Edited by Pranita Bhat)

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