Short Course in Geographic Information Systems

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 15 July 2013 to 19 July 2013

Where: Kent, United Kingdom


Canterbury Christ Church University is pleased to announce that it will be running a new short course in GIS. The intensive week-long course will run from 15th-19th July 2013 at its Canterbury campus, in Kent, UK.

The five-day course will introduce you to the basic concepts and principles of GIS and explains how this growing technology can bring real value to the work place. The course involves the practical use of ESRI software (ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst) showing how key techniques can be applied to a range of situations. The course will also demonstrate how associated technologies, such as remote sensing (e.g. aerial photography, satellite imagery, and LIDAR) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can be successfully integrated with GIS to provide powerful tools. The course assumes no prior experience of GIS and will be particularly beneficial if you:

  • Would like to integrate GIS techniques within your current job;
  • Are looking for employment that requires hands-on experience of GIS;
  • Are a research student or academic who would like to apply GIS techniques for data analysis; and
  • Have a general interest in GIS and would like to learn new skills.

The course will run over five days (10am to 4pm) and will include a mixture of short lectures and longer practical sessions. Students will also be encouraged to undertake self-learning through completing the online ESRI certified 'Virtual Campus' course to receive industry recognized accreditation. Each student will also receive a University certificate on completion of the course.

The cost of the course will be £560 per student. To keep costs down, refreshments are not included. However, there are several excellent on-campus facilities nearby.

The Short Course in GIS is open to any individual with a keen interest in GIS. There are no particular academic requirements, although a good level of computer literacy is essential. Please visit our website for further information and to download an application form:

Applications must be received no later than Friday 21st June 2013, applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis so we advise an early booking to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions or require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact either Dr Alex Kent or Dr Katie Wooldridge by email at geography [at] or call 01227 782331.