GIS and City Management

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 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, and the local municipal or others requiring incorporate 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 from advanced experiences in local management linked open data and new concepts of Smart City among others. Also in application workshops: Analysis and Strategies geolocation, Geomarketing and mobility. Cus used in different platforms such Arcgis Geoomedia and others.

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


  • Skill in the use of GIS programs specifically suited to generate proposals for study of the local management.
  • Provide a good knowledge of advanced mapping formats 3D visualization.
  • Develop strategies Geolocation examples, and mobility Geomarketing.
  • Ability to learn, modify and generate new ideas in a creative and dynamic model.

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.

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(75 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:27/03/2017 Classes end:17/05/2017Programme ends: 07/06/2017
Monday  17:00 to 21:00Wednesday  17:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona

Registration fee:
1.350 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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