GIS in Practice

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GIS in Practice

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GIS 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 we provide instruction in the mornings after which participants can work on their own data (or select one of the available datasets provided by the organizers) in the afternoon for which support is provided.


First week:

  • Day 1, morning: Getting to know each other and the field of GIS
  • Day 1, afternoon: Non-technical aspects of geo-information
  • Day 2, morning: Introduction to working with ArcGIS + Application building
  • Day 2, afternoon: Setting up your Geo-processing work
  • Day 3, morning: Pre-processing: Giving attributes values using the model builder
  • Day 3, afternoon: Make a backup of your toolbox + Working with tables
  • Day 4, morning: Creating a Digital Elevation Model
  • Day 4, afternoon: Conversion from vector to raster + Conversion from polygon to raster + Conversion from raster to raster + Resampling
  • Day 5, morning: Network Analysis + Map Presentations + Visualization
  • Day 5, afternoon: What are the spatial solutions in your research?

Second week:

  • Day 1, morning: The inventory and analysis of topography
  • Day 1, afternoon: i-GIS - Your own GIS study
  • Day 2, morning: Spatial variability
  • Day 2, afternoon: i-GIS - Your own GIS study
  • Day 3, morning: Land use analysis
  • Day 3, afternoon: i-GIS - Your own GIS study
  • Day 4, morning: Multidisciplinary analysis
  • Day 4, afternoon: i-GIS - Your own GIS study
  • Day 5, morning: From GIS to Google Earth
  • Day 5, afternoon: 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. 12, max. 24 participants
Course duration 10 days
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence Every two years
Number of credits 2.5 ECTS
Lecturers Jetse Stoorvogel (Soil Geography and Landscape, Wageningen University) and Ron van Lammeren (Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge assumed, but participants without any GIS experience are advised to consult the course contents of a MSc course of Wageningen University on GIS, by clicking here.
Location Wageningen University Campus
More information

Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116

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

Registration of interest

At this moment, this course is not scheduled yet. However, if you register your interest in this activity below, we will inform you as soon as the course is scheduled and registration of participation is opened.