Introduction to GRASS GIS

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GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS GIS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

This training includes an introduction to raster and vector analysis, image processing, water flow modeling, Lidar data import and analysis, solar radiation analysis, shaded relief, network analysis using four interaces, and python scripting.   The training uses GRASS GIS 7.0 and a GRASS GIS NC SPM sample dataset.  The GitHub repository can be found at:  https://github.com/ncsu-geoforall-lab/grass-intro-workshop .

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Vaclav Petras
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
NCSU GeoForAll Lab
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
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No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data modeling
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Network analysis
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
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NCSU GeoForAll Lab
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Contact Person(s): 
Vaclav Petras
Contact Organization(s): 
NCSU GeoForAll Lab
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Citizen scientist
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
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More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)