Application of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental management

Code: LLP-LdV-PLM-CY-1671259
PLM - "People in the labour market"
Target group: Foresters
Activity Period: 16/06/2013 - 30/06/2013
Country: Barcelona - Spain

The program addresses to graduates of Forestry Departments. Based on the specialized scientific and technological knowledge, the learners may be employed as executives in private and public sectors, local authorities and authorities supervised by the public sectors, either autonomously or in collaboration with other scientists. Their occupation may include study, research and application of science and technology on contemporary or special areas of Forestry, management, operation, protection, development and exploitation of forests and woodlands (sustainable development).

Participants will be trained in theory and practice of:

  • • The introduction and structuring of information
  • • The organization of geographic information
  • • The management of data in GIS software
  • • Exploring data in GIS
  • • The presentation of data in GIS
  • • The urban management and spatial information using GIS
  • • The management of environmental information using GIS
  • • Basics chartosynthesis
  • • Chartosynthesis and ways of data visualization

Also practical training of GIS systems in organizations that have implemented and manage GIS applications, such as CREAF and the Instituto Cartográfico de Cataluña (ICC) will take place. Personal projects will be assigned to the participants.