Training for rescuers from the Jura Group of the Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue
The aim of the training was to familiarize participants with various topics related to the Geographical Information Systems, satellite and aerial images. The following topics were presented and discussed:
- types of spatial data and common data formats,
- differences between raster and vector data,
- the concept of remote sensing, satellite imagery characteristics, colour, compositions and basics of image photo interpretation,
- the process of satellite data acquisition and types of sensors,
- selected Earth Observation systems and data availability for Poland,
- examples of satellite image applications and their limitations,
- sources of spatial data (geoportals, WMS / WMTS/ WFS services, data from the state geodetic and cartographic resource, OpenStreetMap, Corine Land Cover and data from state institutions).
The practical part of the training consisted of working in the QGIS software – getting to know the basic functions, spatial analyses and how to prepare maps.
The training for Jura Group of the Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue was implemented as part of the project "Operating system for gathering, sharing and promotion of digital information about the environment - Sat4Envi”.