Geographic Information Systems

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geographic Information Systems

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to provide knowledge and skills in the fundamental concepts of geographic information systems and remote sensing. Topics include: GIS concepts, cartographic concepts and GIS map production, map projections and application in GIS, GIS data structures and analysis, spatial databases, GIS data input with special emphasis on remote sensing, and GIS analysis and application.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.