Training Course in Geographic Information Systems - Elementary level

Department of Mathematics

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Non Degree Course

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General Objectives of the Course
Tuition on the elementary fundamentals of digital geographic information as well as on associate information technologies.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Participants will come across all different types of geospatial data that can be stored in a GIS, will learn how to introduce them into the system and how to geo-reference them accordingly. They will also learn how to associate alphanumeric data to graphic data (represented by geometric objects). This course will provide participants with the required skills for both vector and raster data editing and for performing standard operations on these data formats. Fundamentals on cartographic representation and symbology will be given towards thematic mapping. Finally, it is expected that participants will be able to perform by the end of the course basic spatial analysis operations in GIS environment.
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants are technicians or chartered engineers, from either private or public institutions, whose professional activity deals with the need of storing, manipulating, and managing geospatial information and thus need to update their GIS technology skills. Applicant selection will be based upon both Curriculum Vitae and personal motivations.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Applicants will have to accomplish a course work individually or in groups. The successful completion of the course implies that a candidate obtains a final mark greater than or equal to 10 (out of 20).
Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019