GIS for Mapping

Visualising spatial data

Bring your data to life using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Gain the essential skills to create dynamic, data-driven maps that open unimagined possibilities.

Presented by GeoHealth Laboratory. Learning begins 9 Oct and ends 3 Dec, followed by a 2-week period of marking and feedback.

Course starts 9 October 2023 
Enrolments close 8 October 

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We are awash with data. People, places, things – but how do we make sense of it all? If a picture tells a thousand words, a map is made up of a thousand pictures unlocking trends and issues, sparking curiosity, and providing insight. 

This course aims to not only inspire you with those possibilities, but also to teach you the skills to do it yourself. Using geographic information systems or GIS, you will be able to learn how you can represent all sorts of data in multiple ways. Using maps as well as freely available data sets and software you can unleash the power of information to gain new insights. 
This course requires no prior experience, just your curiosity (and a little bit of hard work and persistence)! It is for people who are interested in learning about GIS mapping and the exciting opportunities for understanding what it offers.  
The course includes explanations of key concepts and the practical application of these concepts with a number of software training exercises. As health, wellbeing and environment are very relevant issues in people’s lives it uses a number of examples in those fields to help you understand the process of using GIS software in an effective and useful way.

Please note: UC Online has a minimum enrolment threshold that must be met to enable opportunities for interaction, discussion, and feedback. If the minimum number of enrolments required for a course is not met, enrolled students will be given the option to defer their enrolment to the next course date, or receive a refund. 

Qualification Micro-credential
Learning time 50 hours | about 6 hours a week
9 Oct - 18 Dec 2023
Type Instructor-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Anyone requiring a basic understanding of GIS for their work
  • Business, industry, and policy analysts, and researchers
  • Property developers and distributors
  • Data scientists and marketers
What you'll learn
  • Confidence using the basic principles of spatial data.
  • Knowledge in sourcing, compiling and formatting data that benefits your work or research.
  • How to use GIS software (QGIS) to manipulate, classify and visualise data, creating custom maps that provide relevant and intelligent data insights.
This course includes
  • 4 Modules & Quizzes
  • 3 Discussion Forums
  • 1 Assignment
  • 1 Reflection
  • Audio and visual learning content – closed caption English transcriptions available
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