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Geographic Information Systems: from data to decision making

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What are the advantages derived from the use of geographic information in social and environmental applications? Which sectors of society benefit from the use of geographical information systems (GIS) and which sectors are potential employers? What is the current state and future trends of GIS applications? The answer to these and other questions is the basis for the development of a GIS initiation program developed under the European Union funded GEONATURA project in partnership with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; TU Delft, Netherlands; and the University of Florence, Italy. At the end of the course, participants should be able to acquire data, model, analyse and develop a GIS application in the context of socio-environmental issues.

This course lasts 5 days (25th February - 1st March 2019, 16:30 - 18:30) and is free of charge. Lecture components will be delivered online and the practical components will be delivered in person between 16:30 and 18:30. It is aimed at those, from any discipline, with little or no background knowledge in GIS. Places are limited to 20 applicants and of these, 10 will get the opportunity to attend the 2nd phase of the course (also free of charge) at the University of Florence (Italy) between April 8-12, 2019. The 2nd phase of the course will be delivered by Professors from the four partner universities (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, TU Delft, University of Florence, and University of Glasgow) and include students from the four partner universities, providing an excellent opportunity to further develop your understanding in GIS and widen your international network.

This course is available to students or staff registered at a UK Higher Education institution.


If the event is sold out, please contact me (brian.barrett@glasgow.ac.uk) if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case spaces become available.


Application Deadline - 18th February 2019


Further details on the Geonatura project can be found here

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