GIS in Practice

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GIS in Practice

4 - 15 February 2019


GIS.pngGIS is commonly used as a tool to deal with spatial information. Although GIS packages are becoming increasingly user-friendly, the conceptual model behind the storage, analysis, and display is still essential to properly deal with these systems. This course aims to give an overview of this conceptual model, after which it will go in-depth in the use of ArcGIS using a number of practical cases. During the course, there is time for participants to work on their own data (or select one of the available datasets provided by the organisers).

Provisional Programme

First week:

  1. Introduction to ArcGIS, building applications and setting up your Geo-processing work
  2. Pre-processing
  3. Data conversions, buffers, overlays, and network analysis
  4. Collecting field data using web services and GPS with handheld GPS, tablets or smartphones
  5. How to get a geometric and thematic correct dataset?
  6. Map and graph presentations in ArcGIS; making a Web Mapping Service using ArcMap and ArcGIS online

Second week:

  1. Your own GIS study (every afternoon)
  2. The inventory and analysis of topography
  3. Spatial variability
  4. Land use analysis – spatial-temporal analysis
  5. Multidisciplinary analysis – combining data
  6. GIS – GPS and the real world - Find your way to the farewell cocktail!
General information
Target Group The course is aimed at PhD candidates and other academics
Group Size Min. 15, max. 24 participants
Course duration 10 days
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence Every two/three years
Number of credits 2.5 ECTS
Lecturers Ir. John Stuiver (Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University) and Jetse Stoorvogel (Soil Geography and Landscape Group, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge assumed, but participants without any GIS experience are advised to consult the course contents of an MSc course of Wageningen University on GIS, by clicking here.
Location Wageningen University Campus
Options for accommodation Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore, Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner at Wageningen Campus.


Fees 1
PE&RC / WIMEK PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 465,- €  515,-
All other PhD candidates
Postdocs and staff of the above mentioned Graduate Schools
€ 970,- € 1.020,-
All others € 1.435,- € 1.485,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches (and one course dinner). It does not include accommodation (NB: options for accommodation are given above)
2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS ON OR BEFORE 7 JANUARY 2019
 18 JANUARY 2019

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  • The Early-Bird policy is such that the moment of REGISTRATION (and not payment) is leading for determining the fee that applies to you.
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged within two weeks after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that he/she (or his/her secretary) completes the payment correctly and in time.
PE&RC Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 465,- will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 970,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 1.435,- will nevertheless be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions)

More information

Ir. John Stuiver (Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 481628

Dr. Jetse Stoorvogel (Soil Geography and Landscape Group, Wageningen University)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 484043

Dr. Lennart Suselbeek (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426


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