Brendan Harmon


Online courses

GIS for Designers: A guide to Geographic Information Systems for landscape architects, urban planners, and other designers. Topics include terrain modeling, hydrology, landscape ecology, and urban analytics. Software covered includes GRASS GIS and QGIS. Tutorials are posted on Youtube. Syllabus

Computational Design: A guide to visual programming for 3D modeling, geospatial modeling, and geospatial analysis of landscapes. Software covered includes Rhino and Grasshopper. Tutorials are posted on Youtube. Syllabus


Landscape Evolution Tutorial: A guide on how to use the landscape evolution model r.sim.terrain in GRASS GIS.

Tools for Open Spatial Science: A brief introduction to tools for open spatial science.

Terrain Modeling Workshop: A gentle introduction to terrain modeling in Grasshopper.

Course data

Natural Earth Vector Theme GeoPackage

Natural Earth Dataset for GRASS GIS

Governor’s Island Dataset for GRASS GIS

Hilltop Arboretum Landform Dataset for GRASS GIS

Landscape Evolution Dataset


Open educational materials licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 by Brendan Harmon.