Certified in Geographic Information Systems( GIS)

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Geographic Information Systems are smart maps.

GIS integrate the display capabilities of a computerized map with the information management tools of a spreadsheet. This introductory course will focus on the fundamentals of operating in a GIS environment, and the many different applications of GIS technology.

Lectures will be integrated with hands-on projects in which you will get to use several of the major GIS software products

What Will You Learn?

  • Students will learn how to compile, analyse, and present geospatial data while emphasizing the value of visual communication. Students will learn these basic geospatial concepts using industry standard GIS technology.

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Course Curriculum

MODULE I: Fundamental Concepts in Geographic Information Science

  • Definition of GIS
  • Vector and raster systems
  • Scale, resolution, map projection
  • Coordinate systems
  • Applications of GIS

MODULE II: Geospatial Data

  • Georeferencing & Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Representing fields: raster, TIN, quadtrees, polygons
  • Uncertainty propagation
  • Assignments

MODULE III: Spatial Analysis

  • Quantitative & statistical methods; introduction to map algebra
  • Formulating geographic questions
  • GIS as a modelling tool
  • Assignments

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