The Institute for Sustainable Development of the University of Malta, the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of University College London (UCL) and the Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth (UoP) are pleased to announce this year’s International Summer School on Geographic Information Systems.
Summer School Objectives
The objectives of the summer school are to provide mid-career professionals, undergraduate students and graduates with the skills necessary to handle Geographic Information in various formats and how they integrate into Geographic Information Systems. This year’ the summer school will focus on the creation and collection of geographic information, data management and handling on the web and within various GIS software. Hands-on sessions will complement the lecture based sessions, with participants using GPS, Open Street Map, ArcGIS and open source software (e.g. PostGIS, Quantum GIS).
The programme will not require participants to have previous knowledge of GIS however participants are expected to have basic computer knowledge.
By the end of the summer school participants should be able to manage, manipulate and analyse geographic data using various software by applying the skills that they have acquired.
The Summer School will run over a period of five days. Participants will engage in the course for 6 hours a day. Sessions are held between 0900-1200 and 1300-1600.
The course will be held at the University Msida Campus Malta which is located within the Inner Harbour Region of the island and close to Valletta, the capital city and a UNESCO world heritage city dating back to the mid 16th Century.
Upon successful completion of all sessions, participants will receive a formal Certificate issued by the three participating institutions. Participants may opt for the award of 4ECTS credits following the successful completion of an assignment at the end of the summer school.
The course benefits from the experience of three institutions who are exceptional. The University of Malta being one of the oldest universities in Europe, while UCL is ranked among the top 5 universities in the world. The team is also supported by faculty coming from the University of Portsmouth. The academic faculty will be a mix between local, Maltese academics coming from the Geography Programme at the Mediterranean Institute of the University of Malta, the Institute for Sustainable Development of the University of Malta, the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London and the Department of Geography at the University of Portsmouth.
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Benefits to participants
By the end of the Summer School, participants will:
• be able to handle geographic information from the field to the computer, manipulate it and analyse it.
• use GPS
• interact with geographic information on the Web
• be able to use software such as ArcGIS, PostGIS and QuantumGIS.
This is the fifth time the University of Malta is organising the Summer School in GIS. Each time, the organising committee reviews the summer school and takes on board the feedback received from the participants. In this manner we ensure that each year the benefits to participants are greater.
Price €950 - Full 5-day Summer School
Price €500 - Registered UoM Student
The Summer School fee includes 30 contact hours (5 days), computer lab sessions, course materials and data and coffee breaks.
Participants are expected to have a good knowledge of computer use, including the use of applications such as Microsoft Office Tools, (Word and Excel) and manipulation of data files. The Summer School will be held in English.
This year the Institute is offering a number of scholarships worth €450 each to University of Malta registered students. Accordingly, the applicable fee for UoM students who wish to attend the summer school is €500. This opportunity is open to all registered students and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Institute reserves the right to cap the number of students attending the summer school.
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The closing date for REGISTRATION and PAYMENT IN FULL is 25 May 2012.