- 3-7 May 2021
- 525Euros + University taxes
- Full time
- 3.5 days
- 3 ECTS
This is a short course on Geographic Information System (GIS) for exposure assessment in public health, in which you will learn how apply GIS in the real world. It is designed for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers, technicians and professionals who wish to work with spatial data and GIS tools in the field of Global Health, using free and open source software: QGIS, R, Python.
The course starts on Monday afternoon -allowing you to fly from home on Monday morning- and ends on Thursday afternoon. The first half day (afternoon) will be devoted to introduce the GIS theory and the tools we’ll use along the course. The second and third days will be focused on vector and raster data manipulation and analysis.The last day you'll complete a spatial analysis based on the subject you've chosen. This analysis will be the basis of your final research project. In the end, we’ll learn how to map your results using QGIS.Finally, on Friday morning, optionally, you'll have the opportunity to work with your own data while being supervised by our GIS experts.
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
- Understand what are the projections and how to use them
- Work with vector and raster data
- Apply the GIS tools to analyse your data
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the total course hours to be evaluated. Evaluation will be based on:
- Practical exercises
- Final research project
Course Coordinator: Antònia Valentín, GIS Staff Scientist, ISGlobal.
Scientific Coordinator: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative, ISGlobal.
Candidates must demonstrate an interest in global health and in the use of GIS tools. Some basic GIS skills are preferable, but not mandatory. The exercises assume also some basic knowledge of R and/or Python, but we'll help you to follow along if it is not the case.
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.