Description: The purpose of this course is to further the delegate’s theoretical and practical knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while enhancing their spatial thinking capabilities. This programme will offer more advanced principals of data acquisition, management and analysis when working with a GIS. This course will also focus on specific problems which may arise while working with GIS data. A Student version of the software used will be supplied to each delegate. This is an evaluated distance learning programme, which includes compulsory workshops and continuous assessments.
Description: The course covers the Professional Practice theme described in the academic model of the South African Council for Professional Land and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Topics include professionalism, professional ethics, social responsibility, professional practices, partnerships, client relationships, PLATO legislation and rules, Acts relevant to geomatics (e.g. Promotion of Access to Information Act, Spatial Data Infrastructure Act) and the role of international associations and societies in geomatics. This is a distance-learning programme presented in the second semester with two compulsory workshops of at least 25 contact hours in total, six written assignments and a three hour written exam.
Description: The purpose of this programme is to teach the theory and practical components of a Geographic Information System (GIS). This programme will introduce GIS and explain the use of GIS in research, problem solving and decision-making. The programme includes a strong practical component to strengthen the understanding of the theoretical concepts. This is an evaluated distance learning programme, which include compulsory workshops and continuous assessments.
Description: This is an introductory-level course. So if you are new to GIS, new to FOSS GIS or are experienced in other GIS software and want to find out how to do your work in QGIS, this course is for you.
CPD: 1 point (category 1b)