In this course, you'll learn about sharing data through Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). There is a strong interest in the ability to organize
and share diverse water and environment-related data sets. These can include
data sets provided by citizens, local organizations, international
organizations, projects, and governments. Globally, the lack of data
availability has been mentioned by many experts as the primary reason for the
lack of understanding of many water and environmental challenges. SDIs enable sharing of geographic data and metadata in an
efficient and flexible way to help overcome such challenges. Through online
tools and open standards, users are able to find and re-use existing data sets.
This hands-on lecture series will cover the basics of SDIs, open data
standards, and conduct hands-on training for creating your own open data.
There are no prerequisites for the course, but being familiar with GIS and different types of data layers is helpful.