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GIS Data Quality

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
6 weeks
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Education type
Parttime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This course serves to deliver knowledge on tools for 3D subsurface characterization, visualization and modelling.

Many earth processes have a source or a component below the surface. Understanding of the spatial and temporal variation of physical parameters in the subsurface, therefore gives additional insight in these processes and their extent. This could be the extent of pollution plumes, water or mineral resources, or e.g. sliding planes of landslides.

The development of homogeneous 3D subsurface information systems is thus important for various fields such as for environmental monitoring, natural hazards, and earth resources. This is done on the basis of bore hole data, and field-, airborne- and satellite based geophysical data sets that are used to generate subsurface volumes in 3D GIS environment. These volumes are linked to subsurface dynamic process models that are used to study dynamic phenomena such as resource deposits, pollution plumes, groundwater flow in aquifers etc.

This course serves to deliver knowledge on tools for 3D subsurface characterization, visualization and modelling.

Objectives
Gain basic understanding of spatial data quality, understand concepts in probability and statistics relating to SDQ, Quantify the impact of uncertainty on the output of a simple GIs model, implement analysis using the R software.

Instruction modes
Distance course. Self-study combined with intensive online support from ITC lecturers. Task-based learning that blends theory and practice. Study load is 16-24 hours per week. Materials and software provided both online and on CD ROM.

Curriculum
Spatial Data Quality; Geographic Information Systems; Remote Sensing; Statistics; Uncertainty Analysis; Sensitivity Analysis.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc level. Basic knowledge in GIS or Remote Sensing and mathematics.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 5.5, TOEFL computer based: 173, TOEFL internet based: 61, TOEFL paper based: 500, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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