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GIS: Territorial Studies

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This lifelong learning course can be attended as part of the master's degree Geographical Information Systems or as part of the postgraduate course Environmental applications for GIS or as part of the postgraduate course Territorial applications for GIS.

The GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is an organized integration of hardware, software and geographic data designed to capture, store, analyze and display geographically referenced information. In the society we live in, this information is important because it is a strategic asset that provides knowledge and added value to organizations today. These technologies include exceptional abilities to work the land, offer new ways of understanding and managing our environment.

The implementation of geoinformation ie GIS requires the modernization of systems and teams from all types of organizations dedicated to spatial planning, urban planning and local management. The aim of the course is the training and reorientation of professionals related to the management and territory, local or municipal il¿escala between d¿altres requiring d¿incorporar new Geographic Information Technologies (GIT).

The course combines the approach to the bases of study, case studies and workshops on implementation of GIS methods and computer techniques, aimed at improving the management and organization of territorial information, geoinformation municipal treatment and management.

Students work to build descriptors, indicators and analysis parameters territorial and municipal levels, in the preparation of maps 3D data visualization.

As a distinguishing feature from other courses the high performance of practical learning that provides a good level of work autonomy and good technical training to meet skills level in GIS geospatial data integration in the world of company creation consulting projects or implementation of GIS, studies and documents based territorial management, urban planning or implementation of local GIS.

The teaching staff has extensive experience in implementing GIS projects in industry and government projects as proved developed at the Laboratory of Virtual Modelling of the city's GIS area.

The student acquires computer skills and skills applying basic concepts, guidelines and components to create effective GIS project in this line.


  • Know the main bases and sources of information, content and operational processes related to spatial analysis.
  • To acquire technical capacity to carry out a structured process of analysis of territorial information in a GIS.
  • Design, implement computing systems to develop descriptors, indicators and analysis parameters territorial and municipal levels.

Who is it for

  • Computer technicians or higher.
  • Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Construction Engineers.
  • Engineers, Civil Enginers Geomatics and Topography.
  • Industrial engineers of different specializations.
  • Telecommunications and computer engineers and their technical specialties.
  • Geographers, archaeologists, geologists.
  • Degree and diploma holders in social areas such as economics, geography, politics, etc.
  • Degree and diploma holders in scientific and technological fields as physical sciences and environmental.
  • Responsible business strategy managers and entrepreneurs who want to explore new business opportunities in this field.
  • Professionals working in management and administration of the territory, the public or private sector.
  • Any professional who wants to work with data with geospatial component.



The program is realized in the form of distance learning. Students held several workshops and practical classes will be compulsory and graded. For the implementation of practices outside the classroom, students have support manuals and assistance from teachers.


Methods of Analysis with GIS Strategic Planning
6 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
  • Defining the strategic vectors of spatial analysis.
  • Workshop on Implementation for the implementation of sectors in Arcgis.
  • Definition of tools and technology Geoomedia.
  • Workshop application: Connections, Views, spatial analysis, influence, topology.
GIS Planning Tools
3 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Concepts and Tools for Planning and Territorial Management.
  • Case studies: Analysis and proposal versus planning and monitoring.
  • Bases, content, and data exploitation MUC

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Garcia Almirall, Pilar

Teaching staff

  • Biere Arenas, Rolando
  • Fornons Castellarnau, Josep
  • Garcia Almirall, Pilar
  • González Brunat, Maria Mercedes
  • Herrera Valencia, Joan Ignasi
  • Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos
  • Valls Dalmau, Francisco

General information

9 ECTS (60 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:20/02/2017Classes end:24/03/2017Programme ends: 24/04/2017
Monday  17:00 to 21:00Wednesday  17:00 to 21:00
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona
Telephone: (34) 93 114 80 23
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
1.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


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