Disciplines

Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Geosciences
Course code
S48
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 300.00
Level
Master
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The objective of the course is to provide students, that have a background in social, human or behavioral sciences, with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This course aims at highlighting the specific qualities of GIS regading visualization and combination of datasets with a spatial component. Topics that are covered include introduction to ArcGIS 10.4, various types of geo-data, collecting, georeferencing and projecting of address data, data visualization and thematic mapping in ArcGIS, use of ‘Basemaps’ and other public data sources, proximity based analysis, data and result presentation in ArcGIS

The objective of this one week course is to provide students that have a background in social, human or behavioral sciences, with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This course aims at highlighting the specific qualities of GIS regarding visualization and combination of datasets with a spatial component. Topics that are covered include introduction to ArcGIS 10.4, various types of geo-data, collecting, georeferencing and projecting of address data, data visualization and thematic mapping in ArcGIS, use of ‘Basemaps’ and other public data sources, proximity based analysis, data and result presentation in ArcGIS. At the end, students will give a poster presentation.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Dr. Tom de Jong

Lecturers

Dr. Tom de Jong, Drs. Maarten Zeylmans and Dr. Simon Scheider

Target audience

The course is designed for Master’s students, PhD students, academics with an interested in visualizing survey or statistical data in relation other spatial data like land use data

Course aim

Specific objectives to the coarse are to provide insights and training in
- Use of public geo- and statisticak data
- Data capture through georeferencing
- Thematic mapping of survey or statistical data
- Airline distance (proximity) based analysis

Study load

Mon-Fri 9-12 and 13-16 sessions. Consisting of introductory lectures and mainly hands-on computer practicals

Fee

€ 300.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

More information

international.geo@uu.nl

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Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2018