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GIS Module Course

Current global trends in IT industry positions Geoinformation Systems (GIS) as one of the most demanded areas of employment substantiated by major companies in civil engineering, energy, oil and gas etc. This course is designed to present solid understanding of GIS to the students, who will obtain basic knowledge of data science and data analysis, eventually making their expertise differentiated from other nominal data scientists and data analysts. Additionally, this course is aimed to make learners realize the value of spatial data processing and the power of software solving spatial data science problems.

Teaching language: English

Course duration: 120-180 hours (depending on the number of modules)

This course will start with defining GIS fundamentals and addressing the technology in business, technology, disciplines related to spatial data science - GIS, DBMS, Data Analytics, and Big Data Systems from the principle to applications. The course is designed to bring together theoretical and practical aspects brought together through industry relevant project work with MIIGAiK’s business partners.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Key geoinformation systems concepts and formats

  • Fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and advances in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)

  • Application of basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory, symbolization, and use of white space

  • GIS analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions

  • Practical proficiency in the use of GIS tools to create maps that are fit-for-purpose and effectively convey the information they are intended to

  • Skills in troubleshooting problems in GIS, menus and the GIS community to solve problems

  • Data gather and process original using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

Course Modules:


plus.png Geospatial intelligence

Module Summary :
Alignment to the geographic foundations of geospatial intelligence, which include an overview of applications in national security, international relief work, and disaster management etc.

plus.png Cartography, data visualization and web mapping

Module Summary :
Theory and practice of cartographic design, highlighting the effective visual thinking and visual communication with geographic information systems.

plus.png GIS programming and software development

Module Summary :
Customizing GIS software to extend its built-in functionality and to automate repetitive tasks. Develop innovative solutions for various applications of GIS.

plus.png Location Mapping and Intelligence for Business

Module Summary :
Analysis and solution development of location-based technology and geospatial analysis to support an efficient and effective means to improve decision-making in business.

plus.png Applications of GPS and GNSS technologies for Geospatial Professionals

Module Summary :
Develop working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System.

plus.png Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Geospatial Applications

Module Summary :
Development of common platforms, analytical strategies, and policy dimensions of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in public, private, military defence, and humanitarian applications.

plus.png System engineering

Format: Master classes, laboratory work, seminars
Duration: 20 hours
Course objective: Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering dedicated to design and management of complex technological projects in accordance with their life cycle. The objectives of the course are to study the basics of system design in the development of advanced space systems, the study of the simplest methods for the development and creation of space technology at different life cycle stages of the projects. Preparation for the implementation of their own projects.

plus.png Systems thinking

Format: Master classes, laboratory work, seminars
Duration: 16 hours
Course objective: A systematic approach allows you to identify the patterns of any processes quickly and efficiently, track the interaction of system elements and predict the further development of the system, determine the impact of actions taken on the result and make effective decisions. The interactive learning format will allow you to work out the tools of systems thinking in practice.

plus.png Effective team communication

Format: Master classes, laboratory work, seminars
Duration: 24 hours
Course objective: Effective communication skills are necessary for both executives of all levels of management, and employees of the personnel service and sales service, such as marketers, line specialists, technologists, production workers and many others. How to listen and hear correctly? How to understand a communication partner and how to be correctly understood? How to convince and argue? These and many other questions will be discussed and role-played during the training.