GIS Environmental Applications

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Geographical Information Systems.

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 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, the environment and natural areas.

Its aim is the continuous training and reorientation of professionals related to the environment, and land management and other disciplines related to geography, urban planning, among others, require that incorporate new technologies (Geographic Information TIG).

Students work from concepts and tools common to new vectors of territorial and environmental analysis methodologies using GIS spatial analysis applied themselves to the development of intelligent maps, managing natural resources and the evaluation of environmental impact. Using various platforms such Arcgis and Geoomedia.

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 development proposals, studies and documents based territorial planning and management of urban natural areas and the environment.

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, vectors and operating processes related to environmental and spatial analysis.
  • To acquire technical capacity to carry out a structured process of analysis of territorial and environmental information in a GIS.
  • Design, implement computing systems to develop environmental parameters.
  • Ability to identify environmental issues and their analysis criteria.
  • Ability to carry out environmental impact studies, vulnerability maps and other environmental analysis with a tool.
  • Ability to develop an analysis of environmental monitoring indicators entor built using GIS tools.
  • Skill in the use of GIS for specific programs prepare specific proposals for development of natural areas.

Who is it for

  • Architects higher level of architecture, urbanism and landscape.
  • Architects and engineers established in the territorial or local.
  • Engineers Civil engineers and transportation and public works.
  • Industrial engineers of different specializations.
  • Telecommunications and computer engineers and their technical specialties.
  • Geographers, surveyors, 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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(110 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:19/02/2018 Classes end:25/06/2018Programme ends: 15/07/2018
Monday  17:00 to 21:00Wednesday  17:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77

Registration fee:
2.000 €

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

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