Geographic Information Systems – Medium level

General Objectives of the Course

Tuition on modelling and creating geographical information with surfaces and networks, as well as execution of analysis operations with these types of information.

Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants are typically 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 CV and personal motivations.

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

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese / English

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).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Participants will become familiar with the types of information that can be modelled as surfaces, and the data structures that can be used, namely Triangular Irregular Networks (TIN) and regular grids. The participants will also come across several interpolation methods that can be used to generate surfaces using several types of data. Particular attention will be given to the generation of Digital Terrain Models and the most common analysis operations used on this type of models, namely creation of slope, aspect and visibility maps, as well as the extraction of drainage networks and hydrographic basins. The participants will also know how to structure a network and how to perform analysis operations on networks that enable the identification of several types of pre-requisites.

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).

Study Programme

Geographic Information Systems - Medium level

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 27 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 1.0


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