We divided the video lessons into three modules:
- Introduction to GIS: key concepts
- GIS and large datasets
- Mapping in free vs proprietary software
The videos introduce key ideas, using Earth Science examples. In general, they teach GIS concepts and demonstrate a wide range of ways that GIS can be used. We want students to gain a broad understanding of how GIS can be applied in the Earth Sciences.
Each module has a short accompanying worksheet. These are designed to help students reflect on the video content. The worksheets also encourage students to think about GIS applications in the Earth Sciences.
We largely avoid giving step-by-step guidance for specific tasks, so that the videos can be used in a range of different courses. This detailed, goal-oriented GIS training is instead done through lab exercises.