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. This is a distance-learning programme presented in the second semester with two compulsory workshops of at least 25 contact hours in total, six written assignments and a three hour written exam.
Description: An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) short course will be held from Mon. 4-Fri. 8 August 2014, 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.
Description: In this advanced course we will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focussing on desktop GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for doing spatial analysis and running production workflows. Tools we will use include QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, Python, GDAL/OGR, various QGIS plugins and more.
Description: The Council for Geoscience would hereby like to invite you to an information session of an initiative entitled: “Earth Observation and Geological Hazard Assessment: Towards the creation of the South African Geological Hazard Observation System (SAGHOS)”.
The aim of the session is to provide information on the project and showcase the deliverables, the website and GIS Portal.
Download invitation form from: http://www.geohazard.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=35
RSVP to email@example.com by 14 August 2014