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Applied Geographical Information Systems
Applied Geographical Information Systems
Date:
16 Nov 2020
Price:
R 7500.00
Brief Description
GIS can play a key role in helping scientists, decision-makers, and the public develop collaborative solutions to real-world problems.
GIS mapping tools have become imperative for many fields, such as epidemiology, veterinary science, urban planning and environmental assessment.
This course provides delegates with an introduction to a range of geospatial techniques used in the analysis of spatial data.
Practical case studies are employed to help delegates confront a real world problem and design a solution using GIS.
The software package ArcGIS is used to visualise, explore, analyse and map the solution.
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, delegates will:
  • Understand what spatial methods are appropriate for varying data types.
  • Be aware of some of the societal problems and critiques associated with GIS
  • Carry out an advanced GIS or spatial analysis research project using GIS
  • Be competent users of mainstream GIS software, gaining skills employers require
  • Critically appraise spatial analysis in published work
Course Content
The course covers a number of related issues when using GIS to solve real-world problems.
Theory content:
  • What is special about spatial data?
  • Spatial autocorrelationSpatial analysis of points
  • Spatial analysis of lines and areas
  • Hot spot analysis
  • Regression modelling Issues when analysing spatial data
Practical content:
  • Stepping through the spatial analysis processo
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA)
  • Spatial autocorrelation
  • Spatial analysis
Case study one:
  • Solving a real world problem in public health
Case study two:
  • Solving a real world problem in crime
Case study three:
  • Solving a real world problem in the environmental sciences
Entry Requirements
None
Course Number:
P007049
Catalogue and Category:
Environmental Management and Geophysics
Who Should attend:
Anyone with a basic knowledge and understanding of GIS (this is not an introduction to GIS course)
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days: