Utrecht Summer School logo
2017
Utrecht University logo

Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences (UU)
Course code
S48
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 500
Level
Master level

Introduction to GIS for human and behavioral scientists focusing on visualization of thematic data and airline distance based analysis. 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.

The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) focusing on visualization of thematic data and airline distance based analysis.

The objective of the course is to provide students, who 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 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.

Tags: gis, georeferencing, thematic mapping, data visualization, proximity analysis

» Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Starting in 40 days!
Bookmark and Share

COURSE LEADER

Dr. Tom de Jong

LECTURERS

Dr. Tom de Jong, Dr. Simon Scheider, Drs. Maarten Zeylmans van Emmichoven

TARGET GROUP

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

COURSE AIM

The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) focusing on visualization of thematic data and airline distance based analysis.

Specific objectives of the course are to provide insights and training in
- Use of public geo- and statistic 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

• € 500 - Course + course materials + housing

This course can be combined with course “Sense making of GPS data in GIS environment”, Combined cost: € 910,-- two courses, including housing.

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
» Overview of all available discounts

The course Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists can be combined with the following courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Mirjam van Deutekom,
T: +31 30 253 9635
E: international.geo@uu.nl


» Contact Utrecht Summer School

REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 01 June 2017