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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Lifelong learning course in Sources and Organisation of Geospatial Data. Their Exploitation and Emerging Trends
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This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Geographical Information Systems.

Programme

Edition
20th Edition
Credits
11 ECTS (77 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€1,800
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 14/10/2019
Classes end: 25/11/2019
Programme ends : 09/12/2019
Timetable
Monday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
Why this programme?
In this first contact with the world of GIS, the starting point for working with a Geographic Information System is to find out what graphic information is, and where it comes from. To that end, students are given a mapping base dealing with topics including the various file formats, types of CAD cartography, etc. From there, the next step is to analyse and exploit the graphic information. No single tool is used. Instead, despite working mainly with ArcGIS and QGIS, the objective is to clearly convey the concepts of GIS and enable the student to use the various current and future tools on the market indiscriminately.

And looking to the future, we will enter the world of emerging technologies, in the direction towards which data is evolving, its availability, its use, etc.

The final step is to save all this information and in that respect, the objective is to teach students how to initialise and load the graphic data in the system by means of the installation and configuration of a database.

Aims
  • To interpret mapping and work with it.
  • To understand the basic concepts of mapping.
  • To work with any GIS tool.
  • To analyse and exploit geospatial information.
  • To obtain some basic knowledge of programming.
  • To create simple programs to build tools.
  • To obtain an introduction to the database environment
Who is it for?
In theory, any professional wishing to work with data with a geospatial component is qualified to take the master's degree, and as such its students can come very diverse and numerous fields.
  • Graduates from social sciences degree courses fields such as economics, geography, politics, journalism, social sciences, archaeology, etc.
  • Graduates from scientific and technological degree courses such as physical and environmental sciences, biology, geology, topography, geodesy, etc.
  • Architects and technical engineers.
  • Civil engineers and public works technical engineers.
  • Industrial engineers from various specialist fields.
  • Telecommunications and computer engineers and their technical specialist fields.
  • Professionals specialising in cooperation and development.
  • Professionals in the health, agriculture, tourism, business, etc. sectors.
  • Specialist in regional management and administration in the public or private sector.
  • Business managers, strategy managers and entrepreneurs wishing to explore new business opportunities in this field.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 14h
Data Origin and Sources: Digital mapping
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
  • Introduction to mapping, coordinate systems, reference systems and data formats.
  • Review and adaptation of mapping from CAD.
9 ECTS 63h
Geospatial Data Analysis in an Information System: Current tools and Emerging Technologies
  • The ArcGIS model. Visualisation of maps.
  • Interpreting data using symbology.
  • Presenting results: layouts, graphics and reports.
  • Analysis with ArcMap.
  • Structuring information - geodatabases.
  • Qgis: visualisation, analysis and exploitation of graphic data.
  • Emerging technologies Open data, social maps...
  • Smart City and OpenData in the local world
Degree
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This lifelong learning course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Geographical Information Systems .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
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Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Work placements & 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 of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this lifelong learning course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

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How to start admission
To start the enrolment process for this programme you must complete and send the form that you will find at the bottom of these lines.

Next you will receive a welcome email detailing the three steps necessary to formalize the enrolment procedure:

1. Complete and confirm your personal details.

2. Validate your curriculum vitae and attach any additional required documentation, whenever this is necessary for admission.

3. Pay €110 in concept of the registration fee for the programme. This fee will be discounted from the total enrolment fee and will only be returned when a student isn't admitted on a programme.

Once the fee has been paid and we have all your documentation, we will assess your candidacy and, if you are admitted on the course, we will send you a letter of acceptance. This document will provide you with all the necessary information to formalize the enrolment process for the programme.




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