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GvSIG courses in Valencia

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From the first quarter of 2010, The Florida University Training Center will be serving gvSIG courses, which to date have been taught as a complement to the Diploma of Specialist in Interior Tourism. The one lasting 20 hours for two weeks, is aimed at professionals, technicians and officials who wish to enter the GIS field using a tool that is free to use.

It seems to me a good initiative, which has the support of the College of Geographers of Valencia; of this GvSIG it must continue to promote among the training centers to seek not only its dissemination but also contribute to its sustainability. Reason why we do this promotion.

The theme is distributed as follows:

1. Introduction to free GIS: GVSIG - SEXTANTE, SAGA, GRASS, KOSMO, GEOLIVRE LINUX, SPRING, GMT (Generic Mapping Tools).

2. First steps in the GVSIG desktop:

  • 2.1 Opening and displaying geographic information.
    Vector and Raster formats.
  • 2.2 Symbology. How to symbolize and label geographical entities in a correct and visual manner. Properties of layers. Query and Localization Tools.
  • 2.3 Handling of alphanumeric information. Access to information related to graphical entities (tables), selections by criterion, unions and links between tables. Connection to Databases.
  • 2.4 Vector Edition. Creation / editing of vector files and their associated information.
  • 2.5 Geoprocessing Tools. Basic processes on layers of vectorial information (areas of influence, cut, intersection, union, fusion of polygons, etc.).
  • 2.6 Making maps. Create maps. Insertion of elements and entities. Layout and preparation of templates for printing or exporting to pdf format

3 GVSIG and Spatial Data Infrastructures.

  • 3.1 Access to free remote servers. Visualization and consultation of free spatial information (orthophotos, cadastre, environmental information, etc.) through the Internet through WMS, WFS and WCS protocol.
  • 3.2 Location by place names. Search and location of geographical elements by its place name.

The cost is around 190 Euros, although there are discounts for those who meet some conditions. It is best to contact by phone 654.868.267 or by email gerson.beltran (at) gmail.com

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. I am interested in a GVSIG course and I would like to know how I can access it even if I had to leave the country. I really have the disposition to learn to manipulate the software in depth but in Costa Rica I have not found a community or an entity that allows me to take a free course on the subject.
    My email is Leomtb24@hotmail.com

    Appreciating your attention

    Leonardo Ramírez S

  2. Hello Fernando.
    I have sent the email to the gvSIG people so they can get in touch and take your query into account.

    I hope you can walk a community of users in Costa Rica.


  3. Sirs Florida University Training Center

    I would like to know how to be able to train myself in some way in the use of gvsig, since I live in Costa Rica and I would like to be able to put into practice the use of this information system, to extend the use of free software among Latin American colleagues and among my colleagues. colleagues who are currently studying for a bachelor's degree at the School of Topography, Cadastre and Geodesy of the National University.

    I would appreciate knowing what would be the appropriate mechanisms to train me in the management of GvSig either through you or the College of Geographers of Valencia
    Thank you

    Ing. Fernando Flores Ortiz
    Engineer in Topography and Geodesy
    telf (506)86-50-37-38

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