GIS Operations, Cartography and Visualization

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 08/07/2013
Venue City: 
Accra
Basic Information
Date: 
23/09/2013 - 22/06/2014
Venue: 
Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM)
Venue Country: 
Ghana
Event Organisers: 

ITC (Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente ) and Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Academic Training Opportunity
Training Target Audience: 
The nine-month ITC/GSSM diploma course is designed for professionals at technologist level in geo-information production organisations whose prime concern it is to execute the daily operational tasks related to the analysis, processing and dissemination of geographic data (including the coordination of digital production processes, implementation of work procedures and the supervision of groups of operators).
Is a certificate Issued?: 
Certificate issued
Training Requirements: 

Academic level and background
Applicants for the Diploma course in Geoinfomatics should have completed their secondary education in a discipline related to the course specialisation and have at least three years of relevant practical experience.

Training Tuition: 
4,635.00 EUR

The task of managing land use and the Earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important owing to the rising world population and economic growth. To keep pace with this task, planners,  resources managers, decision makers and scientists make considerable use of complex, powerful computerised geographical information systems (GIS) and GIS sources in the form of spatial databases  and digital (web-based) map products. These users depend on the availability of up-to-date, well-structured and geo-referenced spatial data. Such data can be extracted from aerial photographs, digital images from airborne and space borne sensors, terrestrial surveys or existing databases. To meet the demand, it is essential that geo-information production organisations are staffed by capable and well-trained professionals.

 

 

What will you learn?

The coursework emphasises on concepts and processes that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualization and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information. The course focuses on the application of digital geo-information production methods and the use of tools in data acquisition, processing, analysis, management and storage, and the visualization/dissemination of spatial information by means of (analogue and digital) maps including inter-active and web(server) based maps.