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Principles of Geographical Information Systems (ITC)(DE)

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
7 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Education type
Parttime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This course introduces participants to the basic concepts and operational skills necessary for data entry, data manipulation and analysis, and the production of interpretable output.

This course introduces participants to the basic concepts and operational skills necessary for data entry, data manipulation and analysis, and the production of interpretable output. The course is useful to novices, as well as to those experienced in some aspects of GIS but lacking a complete overview of the state of the art and/or the conceptual foundation.

The course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of GIS. It is an excellent option for anyone driven by curiosity and wishing to take the first step in becoming a GIS expert, or for anyone driven by the need to explore the capabilities and limitations of current GIS technology in his or her field of application.

Objectives
Upon completion of the course participants will be able to explain the principles and use the vocabulary of GIS and will be able to carry out basic GIS operations.

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 types; GIS; spatial data handling; database management systems; spatial referencing; data quality; measures of location errors on maps; operations on field rasters; analytical GIS capabilities; spatial data visualization.

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 in a field relevant to the course.

Professional experience

Professional experience is not required, but affinity to working with spatial data is an advantage.

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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