Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists

when 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

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

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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.

Course leader

Dr. Tom de Jong

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

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 500: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 300: Course + course materials

Scholarships

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

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