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Summer School - Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists, 2022, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Publish Date: May 01, 2022

Deadline: Jun 01, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 04, 2022 12:00 to Jul 08, 2022 12:00

The objective of the course is to provide students, that have a background in social, human or behavioral sciences, with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This course aims at highlighting the specific qualities of GIS regarding visualisation and combination of datasets with a spatial component. Several topics will be covered, such as introduction to ArcGIS 10.4 and a presentation of data and results.
Due to the nature of this course presence in Utrecht is required. This course will only be taught in a physical setting. In this course the lecturers cover topics including various types of geo-data, collecting, geo-referencing and projecting of address data, data visualisation and thematic mapping in ArcGIS, use of ‘Basemaps’ and other public data sources, proximity based analysis, data and result presentation in ArcGIS.

  • The course will provide the students with insight in the principles of sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment. Specific objectives to the course are to provide insights and training in: 
  • Use of public geo-and statistical data;
  • Data capture through geo-referencing;
  • Thematic mapping of survey or statistical data;
  • Airline distance (proximity) based analysis.

During the course students will make use of the programme ArcGIS. Geoprocessing is for everyone that uses ArcGIS. Whether you are a new or advanced user, geoprocessing is likely an essential part of day-to-day work with ArcGIS. The fundamental purpose of geoprocessing is to provide tools and a framework for performing analysis and managing your geographic data. The modeling and analysis capabilities geoprocessing provides make ArcGIS a complete geographic information system.

Target audience
The course is designed to give an introduction into a wide range of GIS applications with specific relevance to academics and professionals active in the field of human or behavioral sciences.

Aim of the course
Specific objectives to the course are to provide insights and training in

  • Use of public geo- and statistical data; 
  • Data capture through georeferencing; 
  • Thematic mapping of survey or statistical data;
  • Airline distance (proximity) based analysis.

Study load
Mon-Fri 9-12 and 13-16 sessions. Consisting of introductory lectures and mainly hands-on computer practicals

Course fee: €300

  • Fee covers
  • Course + course materials

Housing cost: €200
Housing provider:

  • Utrecht Summer School
  • Extra information about the fee

This course can be taken in combination with S49 Sensemaking of GPS Data in a GIS Environment. If you apply for both courses you will receive a discount of € 50,-. 

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