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Principles and Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Resources Management, at KNUST, Kum

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English (100%)
12 weeks
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Program description

This three month course introduces the principal concepts and techniques of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS).

In recent years, there has arisen an increased awareness & understanding of the importance of geographic information and its application to support decision-making in natural resources and landscape management in Ghana and other countries of Africa. Many organizations at national, regional and district levels need staff who are capable of providing technical expertise in the application of geo-information tools for resource management purposes.

This course introduces you to principal concepts & techniques of geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing (RS). The course consists of 3 interrelated parts: a theoretical part which focuses on the concepts, a practical part which aims at developing hands-on skills in using software tools, & an application oriented part in which participants learn how to design & carry out sequential data processing steps for solving typical application problems in natural resources management.

The course is developed and implemented through the cooperation between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana and ITC.

Participants will be able to generate information from Remote Sensing and to analyze data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support Natural Resources Management.

Instruction modes
Lectures, workshops, practical exercises, hands-on case studies, multi-disciplinary and individual project work.

Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. Practical exercises and case studies in the field of natural resources.

About the University of Twente

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the management of natural resources.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2


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