- 8-12 November 2021
- 350Euros + University taxes
- Full time
- 5 days
- 2 ECTS
This is a 5 days’ online course on GIS for exposure assessment in public health, in which you’ll learn how to apply the two most used programming languages to your GIS research: Python and R. We’ll provide you with a number of exercises as Jupyterlab notebooks (https://jupyter.org/) that will highly improve your capacity to process and analyse GIS data.
You will also gain a deep insight on basic GIS concepts with the help of a great GIS software: QGIS. The course will combine lectures in the morning with practical exercises outside the class. Everything will be done using free software.
We’ll deep into vector and raster analysis, help you to understand and correctly use the coordinate reference systems, find and collect valuable GIS data using the most up-to-date tools, and finally map your results.
A final research project will be based on any of the following four subjects. You have the option to choose one from them:
- Air Pollution
- Green and Blue Spaces
- Urban Environment
- Infectious Diseases
- Acquire strong knwoledge of what is GIS.
- Find and manage vector and raster data.
- Process and analyse GIS data using the most advanced programming techniques.
- 80% from the research project: Students will have to show they have acquired enough proficiency to develop a complete spatial analysis on the proposed research project. Evaluation will focus on procedures and analyses rather than results.
- 20% from daily exercises.
Course Coordinator: Antònia Valentín, GIS Staff Scientist, ISGlobal.
Scientific Coordinator: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Director of the Urban Planining, Environment and Health Initiative, ISGlobal.
Some basic GIS skills as well as programming knowledge on any language ( R or Python or any other) are preferable but not mandatory. The student can obtain these basic skills from the referenced tutorials.
Interested candidates must fill in the registration form.
"Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2019-2023" Program (CEX2018-000806-S), from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.