FOSS4G Academy Curriculum

FOSS4G GeoAcademy Curriculum

Thiry-five (35) FOSS4G University-level lectures and labs are maintained and made available for download from the Spatial {Query} Lab on behalf of the GeoAcademy. The lectures focus on a vendor-agnostic set of theories and principles. The labs focus on the use of QGIS, GRASS, and Inkscape.

These lectures and labs are freely available for you to use and are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. The lectures and labs are aligned to the Geospatial Technology Competency Model and all labs focus on the use of Free and Open Source GIS Software (FOSS4G).

The components of the lectures and labs are listed on this page to make it easy to download and use. All of the labs are also available on GitHub.

Note: The lectures are currently only viewable on line as HTML. Downloadable source files are coming soon.

GST 101 – Introduction to Geospatial Technology (QGIS) – Updated to QGIS 2.8 – Now with lectures!

GST 102 – Spatial Analysis (QGIS)Updated to QGIS 2.8 – Now with lectures!

GST 103 – Data Acquisition and Management (QGIS) – Updated to QGIS 2.8 – Now with lectures!

GST 104 – Cartographic Design (QGIS and Inkscape) – Updated to QGIS 2.8 and Inkscape 0.91 – Now with lectures!

GST 105 – Introduction to Remote Sensing (QGIS and GRASS) – Updated to QGIS 2.8 and GRASS 6.4.3

Attribution for Development

The development of the original documents was funded by the Department of Labor (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant No.  TC-22525-11-60-A-48; The National Information Security, Geospatial Technologies Consortium (NISGTC) is an entity of Collin College of Texas, Bellevue College of Washington, Bunker Hill Community College of Massachusetts, Del Mar College of Texas, Moraine Valley Community College of Illinois, Rio Salado College of Arizona, and Salt Lake Community College of Utah.  This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.