SCHEDULED COURSES 2017-08-28T13:32:16+02:00
The Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an accredited short course offered by at the Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University.

This introductory course is aimed at GIS beginners who require instruction in the basic theoretical and practical functionality of GIS, such as map production, spatial projection handling, and the capture, editing and manipulation of spatial data.

Participants will also be exposed to more advanced applications of GIS such as spatial analysis and modelling. Upon completion, participants will understand the basic principles of cartography, map projections, data models, and other entry-level GIS concepts and will have applied these in ESRI ArcGIS.

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A short course in earth observation (EO) and remote sensing is offered by the Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University.This introductory course is aimed at EO beginners who need instruction in the principles and techniques fundamental to remote sensing, including image acquisition, data preparation and pre-processing, supervised and unsupervised classification, and field methodology and accuracy assessment.

Upon completion, participants should understand the basic principles of EO and be able to carry out an EO workflow in the remote sensing software package of Exelis ENVI.

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A short course in geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) is offered by the Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University. This course is aimed at intermediate EO practitioners who require instruction in the principles and techniques fundamental to GEOBIA, including image segmentation, object features, supervised and rule-based classification, use of thematic and ancillary data, and assessment of accuracy in an object-based environment.

Upon completion, participants should understand the basic principles of GEOBIA and be able to carry out a GEOBIA workflow in the remote sensing software package of eCognition

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