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GIS: Finding solutions through mapping

Context

Ask yourself: How are food banks distributed in Montreal, are some areas under serviced or not? How can you generate more business by using online mapping tools? Which neighbourhoods need more green space? Where are most crimes happening in and around the city? All these questions have one common answer: Geographic Information System (GIS). This powerful tool benefits all organizations and industries in a world where data retrieval and analysis matter. This training will upgrade your skills to a higher level. No prior knowledge of GIS is required for this training.

Content

During this modular training, you will:
  • Get introduced to the vast world of GIS, Spatial Data Models and Data Analysis
  • Learn how to collect and visualize data during a GPS field exercise
  • Acquire a comprehensive set of skills in GIS
  • Gain first-hand experience working with Free Open Source GIS software (QGIS)
  • Explore the multiple possibilities of how GIS could become a solution to your workplace challenges
  • Learn about GIS - related projects and research conducted by faculty at the department of Geography, planning and Environment (guests lectures)
  • Be able to work on your own GIS project

The program is available in 4 modules:
2-Day Module (May 29 to May 30)    $775 + tax      Register now
  • Introduction to GIS, data collection and maps analysis
3-Day Module (May 29 to May 31)    $1,000 + tax      Register now
  • Introduction to GIS, data collection and maps analysis, GIS analysis, suitability analysis and web mapping
4-Day Module (May 29 to June 1)    $1,225 + tax      Register now
  • Introduction to GIS, data collection and maps analysis, GIS analysis, suitability analysis and web mapping, raster analysis (digital elevation and image classification)
5-Day Module (May 29 to June 2)    $1,425 + tax      Register now
  • Introduction to GIS, data collection and maps analysis, GIS analysis, suitability analysis and web mapping, raster analysis (digital elevation and image classification) and a specific project realization

Approach

Building on the strong expertise GPE has developed over the years in geospatial technologies, this intensive program will be delivered using experiential and active learning strategies.

Who will benefit from the seminar?

  • Marketing Professionals
  • Environmental sector Professionals
  • Biologists
  • Urban architects
  • Urban planners
  • Federal, provincial and local government
  • Ecologists
  • Engineers
  • Geography teachers
Bursaries to attend this training may be available to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and students. To get more details or verify eligibility, contact angela.kross@concordia.ca

Important details

  1. Registration available for 2, 3 or 4-day Modules or for the full 5-day training module. (see registration links above)
  2. Registration fee includes all course materials, equipment for field exercises, a lunch and two snacks
  3. In the case of insufficient registration, the training will be cancelled and participants will be reimbursed for the full amount paid.

Trainer

Angela Kross
Dr. Angela Kross is a fulltime-faculty in Geospatial Technologies at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Canada. She holds an Agronomic Engineering degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil; and worked within the domain of Organic Agriculture in Brazil before pursuing her MSc. Degree in Geographic Information Science / Remote Sensing at the Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands. She holds a Ph.D in Physical Geography / Remote Sensing from McGill University in Montreal. Prior to joining Concordia in August 2015, she was a research associate at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Since 2004, Dr. Kross has focused her research on the use of GIS and Remote Sensing for vegetation and environmental monitoring. She uses geospatial technologies in combination with ground measurements and models to answer questions related to ecosystem processes, vegetation development and land use change in response to anthropogenic and natural events, such as agriculture practices, mining activities and climate change. In her recent research, she has used a combination of optical, thermal and radar satellite data to classify crop types, estimate crop biomass and estimate peatland carbon exchange. Dr. Kross is currently teaching GIS and Remote Sensing courses at Concordia University, and is in charge of the Summer GIS intensive program.

During the training, participants will also benefit from the expertise of other researchers from the department of Geography, Planning and Environment working on different aspects of geospatial technologies: Sebastien Caquard, Pascale Biron, Zachary Patterson and Jochen Jaeger




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