GRASS Education (Free GIS education)

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Promotional material

Teaching Concepts

Teaching Materials

Seminars & Presentations

  • GRASS Presentations on Slideshare
  • GIS seminar: The GRASS GIS software at Politecnico di Milano, Polo Regionale di Como, 30 May 2006 (6h). Introduction to GRASS 6 and QGIS (Slides PDF/ODP/HTML)


  • Tutorials by Yann Chemin: One document of small tutorials to get started in GRASS GIS and GRASS integration with QGIS.
    • [1] (LaTeX, Updated 20May07), covering:
      • QGIS introduction
      • QGIS GRASS plugin
      • GRASS GIS introduction
      • GRASS GIS DEM manipulations
      • GRASS GIS habitat analysis exercise
      • GRASS GIS scripting example for habitat exercise is provided in Appendix B

The documents are in


Training Videos

How to create them

Soeren used vnc2swf to record that flash movie.

The installation is easy if you have a Linux dist which provides all needed python packages (pyGames and others I don't remember).

You would need a VNC-Server installed (not too tricky normally). The installation of vnc is easy. There are a lot of free vncserver and clients out there in the internet.

[list some here]

To record a vnc session is not very complicated:

  • First you have to run a vnc server and the client.
  • The next step is to start with the address of the vncserver and a file name.

See Also

Technical Aspects

Current Restrictions

People want to upload their course material including PDFs, slide presentations, Flash tutorial movies, course material, lecture notes, etc.. Because this wiki only supports text and simple graphics files, we have to find a solution to enable password controlled upload of large files. For this reason it is necessary to provide a dedicated general Free-GIS education server to support GRASS and Free GIS teaching and education efforts. For now contact the grass-dev mailing list if you want something uploaded.

From our point of view a natural home for Free-GIS-Edu documentation, video tutorials, presentations, PDFs, etc. could be: