The GISIG Training Library is a catalogue of training modules created by experts in Geographic Information Science and Technology.

All Modules are developed in the context of European research projects / training initiatives and consists of self-learning presentations, videos, exercises and text lectures.

Training materials are hosted in Moodle eLearning platforms managed by GISIG, freely available and licensed under a Creative Commons license. To get more information on the training offer or in case of technical problems accessing the modules, please contact us.

New and featured training modules

The following is a selection of the newest and more popular training modules hosted in our training platforms classified according knowledge areas.

All modules links point to external pages. In order to access the materials, registration will be required.

Training Packages and complete list of available Modules

All training materials developed for a given research project or initiative configure a so-called Training Package. A Training Package is structured around a webpage where you can get full information on the modules available an how to access them.

Browse the list of available training modules (some modules can be found in more than one Package) and visit the dedicated webpage for each Package.

INSPIRE Knowledge Base

The official European Commission’s INSPIRE Directive training catalogue hosted and maintained by GISIG.
TRAINING TOPICS: INSPIRE DATA HARMONISATION DATA VALIDATION METADATA LINKED DATA
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Category: Context knowledge for INSPIRE

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • INSPIRE Data and service sharing
  • Basic concepts of XML and GML
  • INSPIRE Data Specifications
  • Data Quality
  • INSPIRE Network Services
  • Data Harmonisation

Category: Advanced technical Modules

  • Procedures for Data and Metadata Harmonisation
  • Examples of Data Transformation
  • Metadata and Data Validation for INSPIRE
  • Metadata and Catalogue Services
  • INSPIRE Network Services – advanced

Category: Technological trends and innovative solutions

  • INSPIRE advanced
  • Introduction to Linked Data
  • Linked Data Advanced

giCASES project

This package includes GIS and thematic case-based learning material jointly created by universities and industrial partners.
TRAINING TOPICS: WEB MAPPING GEONODE INDOOR LOCATION INSPIRE AGILE FORESTRY GIS UNDERGROUND MANAGEMENT
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Case study: Use of indoor GIS in healthcare

  • Introduction to geospatial web and web geoservices
  • Geospatial web servers and clients to create Web Mapping applications
  • Indoor positioning and applications
  • Technical specifications of the indoor positioning system

Case study: Environmental analysis

  • Environmental analysis using cloud service system

Case study: Location Enablement of e-Government

  • From INSPIRE to e-Government
  • Introduction to Agile development methods

Case study: Integrated management of underground infrastructure

  • Underground Infrastructure
  • Basic principles of the management of district heating networks
  • Managing Complex Distribution Networks

Case study: Harmonizing data flows in Energy saving EU policies

  • Geodata sharing on the Web: GeoNode
  • INSPIRE data and metadata harmonisation in the energy saving domain

Case study: GIS Applications in Forestry

  • Forest Management
  • Forest Fire Management

EO4GEO project

EO4GEO will provide a rich training offer in the context of the Copernicus programme and related activities.
TRAINING TOPICS: COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA EARTH OBSERVATION COPERNICUS SERVICES
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GeoSmartCity project

This package includes modules required to cope with the INSPIRE implementation, themathic knowledge and training to adopt the GeoSmartCity infrastructure.
TRAINING TOPICS: GIS INSPIRE UNDERGROUND MANAGEMENT GREEN ENERGY
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Category: The INSPIRE Directive and related technologies

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • Basic of INSPIRE Data Specification
  • Basic of INSPIRE NetworkServices
  • Data Harmonisation
  • Procedure for Data and Metadata Harmonisation
  • Examples of Data Transformation
  • Metadata and Data validation for INSPIRE
  • Introduction to Linked Data

Category: GIS Technologies

  • GIS Introduction
  • Data visualization & Cartography
  • Geo-Crowdsourcing: Open Street Map workflow

Category: Underground Management

  • Urban drainage & Sewerage
  • Operation and Maintenance of Underground Assets
  • Water Supply System
  • Water and wastewater pollution characterization and sources
  • General aspects of waste water treatment plant

Category: Green Energy

  • The European Energy Policy Strategy
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • The Covenant of Mayors

Category: The GeoSmartCity Infrastructure

  • GeoSmartCity Data Models
  • GeoSmartCity Specialised Services
  • GeoSmartCity Data Catalogue
  • GeoSmartCity Web and Mobile Clients

Category: The GeoSmartCity Pilots

  • The GeoSmartCity Pilot Applications

LINKVIT project

This Package includes training material about the context knowledge to operate in INSPIRE and the related technical procedures.
TRAINING TOPICS: INSPIRE DATA SPECIFICATIONS DATA HARMONISATION DATA VALIDATION LINKED DATA
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The Training Package is also available in Italian.
Category: Context knowledge for INSPIRE

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • European Geospatial Portals as SDI User Interfaces
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data and service sharing
  • Basic concepts of XML and GML
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data Specifications
  • Data Quality
  • Basics of INSPIRE Network Services
  • Data Harmonisation

Category: Advanced technical Modules         

  • INSPIRE advanced
  • Metadata and Catalogue Services
  • INSPIRE Network Services advanced
  • Procedures for Data and Metadata Harmonization
  • Examples of Data Transformation
  • Metadata and Data validation for INSPIRE

Category: Modules addressed to the stakeholders of Nature Conservation     

  • Nature Conservation & Natura 2000 Network
  • Nature Conservation & INSPIRE

Category: Modules addressed to the stakeholders of Geology and Civil Protection       

  • Risk Management
  • Geological data harmonization

Category: Technological trends and innovative solutions     

  • Introduction to Linked data
  • Linked Data Advanced
  • Introduction to Sensor Web enablement

eENVplus project

This Package includes training material on INSPIRE, training on the technical outcomes of eENVplus and regarding the project’s Pilot Applications.
TRAINING TOPICS: INSPIRE NATURE CONSERVATION DATA HARMONISATION RISK MANAGEMENT SEIS
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Category: Knowledge on Directives/ Technologies

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data and service sharing
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data Specifications
  • Basics of INSPIRE Network Services
  • Data Harmonisation
  • Procedures for Data and Metadata Harmonisation
  • Towards the ICT implementation of SEIS
  • Good Practices for Environmental Management
  • Introduction to Linked Data

Category: Knowledge on specific related knowledge areas

  • Water Directives
  • Nature Conservation and Natura 2000 Network
  • Nature Conservation and INSPIRE
  • Risk Management
  • Geological Data Harmonisation

Category: Knowledge on the technical outcomes of eENVplus

  • Examples of Data Transformation
  • Metadata and Data validation for INSPIRE
  • The eENVplus Architecture
  • The eENVplus Thesaurus Framework
  • The eENVplus services
  • eENVplus catalogue and connection to operational infrastructures
  • Mobile Mapping and advanced visualisation

Category: eENVplus scenarios

  • Implementation of a SEIS for air quality data (Belgium)
  • Implementation of a SEIS for air quality data (Italy)
  • Providing INSPIRE-compliant access to utility services: the case of sewage networks in Flanders
  • CSspire
  • Natural Areas INSPIRE Compliance Toolbox
  • Forest Fire Management Scenario
  • Window on the Protected Areas – Mobile Conservation Map (WMA MCM)
  • INSPIRE Geoportal
  • Geological Map Harmonization
  • Land Cover change detection and planning indicators

i-locate project

This Package includes training material regarding indoor and outdoor localisation of people and objects.
TRAINING TOPICS: INDOOR LOCATION INDOOR GML ROUTING INDOOR OSM
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Category: Knowledge on Directives/ Technologies

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • Indoor Location Technologies
  • Security, Privacy, Ethics
  • Basic concepts of XML and GML
  • OGC indoor GML
  • Routing and graph theory
  • Introduction to licensing agreements
  • Indoor OSM

Category: Knowledge on the technical outcomes of i-locate

  • i-locate Toolkit
  • Data acquisition pipeline
  • Indoor graph management within IndoorGML
  • Asset management through extension of IndoorGML
  • i-locate portal installation
  • Routing and Graph Theory:Advanced Module

Category: The i-locate Pilot applications

  • The i-locate Pilot applications

smeSpire project

This Package includes training material to enable the participation of SMEs in the INSPIRE Implementation.
TRAINING TOPICS: INSPIRE DATA SPECIFICATIONS DATA HARMONIZATION BPMN METADATA
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  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • INSPIRE advanced
  • Introduction to costs/benefits of INSPIRE & possible opportunities
  • Introduction overview of Technological Geospatial Trends and potential opportunities/benefits for the geo-ICT market
  • Introduction to Business Process Modelling – BPMN
  • of INSPIRE Data and service sharing
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data Specifications
  • INSPIRE Data Specifications advanced
  • Procedures for Data and Metadata Harmonization
  • Metadata and Data validation for INSPIRE
  • Examples of Data Transformation
  • Hands-on training: How to publish data as Linked data
  • Introduction to Sensor Web Enablement
  • Basics of INSPIRE Network Services
  • INSPIRE Network Services advanced
  • Innovative Cloud Computing solutions
  • Introduction to Linked Data
  • Introduction to Social Media

LIFE+IMAGINE project

This Package deals with training material regarding the integrated management of coastal zones and the implementation of environmental policies in the sector.
TRAINING TOPICS: RISK MANAGEMENT GEOLOGICAL DATA HARMONIZATION COASTAL ZONES INSPIRE
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Category: Background Knowledge

  • Introduction to INSPIRE
  • Basics of INSPIRE Data Specification
  • Basics of INSPIRE Network Services
  • Data Harmonisaton
  • Procedures for Data and Metadata Harmonisation
  • Examples of data transformation
  • Metadata and data validation for INSPIRE
  • Towards the ICT implementation of SEIS
  • Copernicus

Category: Thematic Knowledge

  • Risk Management
  • Geological Data Harmonization

Category: The LIFE+IMAGINE infrastructure

  • The LIFE+IMAGINE Architecture
  • The LIFE+IMAGINE web services

Category: Scenarios Application and Use Cases

  • Soil Consumption calculation and its application at national/municipal level
  • Landslides impact assessment and specific applications
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the coastal sediment balance