The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (GPE) at Concordia University (Montreal) is proud to announce its new Summer GIS Certification program entitled “GIS : Finding solutions through mapping” that will take place between May 29 and June 2 2017.
This program offers intensive training in GIS that builds on the strong expertise that GPE has developed over the years in geospatial technologies.
The certificate is designed for individuals who would like to acquire basic skills in GIS, get support for developing their own GIS project, or learn how GIS could be relevant for their professional activities. No previous GIS training is required, although a good knowledge of the Windows environment is necessary.
During this program, participants will be exposed to the basic concepts of GIS and to techniques such as GPS data collection, spatial analysis, cartographic representation and communication on the web. They will also gain some experience of different types of software, including Free Open Sources GIS (QGIS) and proprietary ones (ArcGIS). Guest speakers with a range of GIS-related expertise will provide input via small group lectures. Experienced instructors will provide one-on-one consultation to support participants’ individual project development.
The certificate is designed to be flexible. Depending on participants’ availability and on the type of project they want to develop, two-day, three-day, four-day or five-day certificates can be completed. Participants will receive formal proof-of-completion of their certificate.
Bursaries are offered to NGO’s. Please email Angela Kross for more details.