Disciplines

Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists

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Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Geosciences
Course code
H11
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 560.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor

This course is a hands-on course on GIS: 2 weeks of practical’s in the GIS Lab of the faculty of Geosciences. The following topics will be covered: Working with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo) and Spatial Analyst, Modelbuilder and Python, automatic DEM extraction of stereo aerial photographs using Erdas Imagine eAte, Mobile GIS / GPS data collection, local and global datasets, and poster making.

This two week course is a hands-on course on GIS: 2 weeks of practical’s in the GIS Lab of the faculty of Geosciences. The following topics will be covered: Working with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo) and Spatial Analyst, Modelbuilder and Python, automatic DEM extraction of stereo aerial photographs using Erdas Imagine eAte, Mobile GIS / GPS data collection, local and global datasets, and poster making. We end the course weeks with one-minute poster presentations by the students of this course, and an evaluation of what you have learned during the course and which future plans you are looking forward to in the field.

There are generic topics but the emphasis is with landscapes, height-models and derivatives, satellite images etc. In the data context a lot of earth scientific data is modeled in raster structures.

At the end of the course you can work on your own data; depending on the amount of participants there is more or less time to go in depth with the topics of different participants.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Drs. M.J. Zeylmans Van Emmichoven

Lecturers

Drs. M.J. Zeylmans Van Emmichoven

Course aim

At the end of the course, participants are expected/able to:
- Working with ESRIs ArcGIS desktop (ARCInfo) and Spatial-Analyst (data input, analysis and presentation)
- To perform an automatic DEM extraction of aerial photographs using ERDAS Imagibe Leica Photogrammetry suite 2014 (ATE and
eAte). Generate pointclouds and interpolate them in a surface model
- Collect data with Mobile GIS/GPS using such a device
- Handle detailed local and huge Global Geo-datasets (GIS, remote sensing)
- Make a a0 (Atlas)poster about a region of interest
- Have an overview of current topics in the field of GIS

Study load

Mon-Fri 9-12 and 13-16 sessions. Mainly hands-on computer practicals

Fee

€ 560.00
Housing € 350.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

More information

international.geo@uu.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2018