Description: The course covers the Professional Practice theme described in the academic model of the South African Council for Professional Land and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Topics include professionalism, professional ethics, social responsibility, professional practices, partnerships, client relationships, PLATO legislation and rules, Acts relevant to geomatics (e.g. Promotion of Access to Information Act, Spatial Data Infrastructure Act) and the role of international associations and societies in geomatics.
Dates: Distance-based with workshops on 5-7 August and 25-27 September, exam in November.
Presenters: Serena Coetzee and Sanet Eksteen
Admission Requirements: Three year BSc degree; BA in geography or environmental science or related field; or relevant National Diploma for PLATO registration.
In this course, you will learn about basic GIS concepts including spatial data structures, data sources and transfer methods, projections and coordinate systems, metadata, the integration of remote sensing and GIS, as well as fundamental spatial analysis techniques.
In this course, you will acquire advanced skills in understanding and using geographic information Systems (GIS). The course addresses ‘spatial problem solving’ by focusing on both the theoretical / conceptual and practical aspects of GIS data and spatial analysis. Students learn how to prepare and integrated spatial data into their advanced analysis workflows, visualise the data using cartographic techniques as well as identify and interpret spatial patterns.
ArcGIS supports sharing geographic content across multiple platforms so it is accessible to everyone who needs it, when they need it, however they want to access it. This course teaches how to turn your authoritative GIS data, workflows, and maps into ArcGIS services that can be published to ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server, or Portal for ArcGIS; easily embedded in web maps and websites; accessed by desktop, web, and mobile applications; and deployed to servers on secure internal networks. You will learn how to determine which sharing option is appropriate for your needs.
This course teaches the essential concepts and skills needed to efficiently create a geodatabase, add data to it, and realistically model the real-world spatial relationships inherent to your data. You will learn about unique geodatabase features that help ensure data integrity over time and why the geodatabase is the preferred format for storing and managing geographic data. Course concepts apply to file-based and multiuser ArcSDE geodatabases.
This course prepares you to successfully deploy a multiuser geodatabase to manage your organization's critical geographic data assets. You will learn about the multiuser geodatabase architecture and installation options and how to configure the geodatabase for efficient data storage and delivery of data access and editing capabilities to many users.