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UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN GEOINFORMATICS 1 2010

THE COURSE: The Geo-Informatics 1 course is an introduction to the theory and practice of GIS as seen from a geographical point of view. The course aims to introduce students to the world of computer assisted spatial research by addressing aspects such as data types and structures; where and how this data can be accessed, manipulated, updated, and generally managed; and also the production of quality end products (maps, tables, graphs, etc.)

SCHEDULE: The course is presented during the first semester or each year, with registration taking place in mid-January. The first lecture NORMALLY commences on the first Tuesday of February (2/2/2010) at 15:00. The last lecture takes place at the end of May (normally 14 contact periods), with an examination in June. The course can be extended into a separate Geoinformatics 2 course (this second course concentrates on Remote Sensing and Image Processing) during the second semester. Applicants who enrol for non-graduate purposes will receive a certificate on successful completion of the course.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS: The course forms part of the full honours course in Geography and Environmental Management where it can be taken as one of several specialisation courses, or as a nongraduate course leading to a certificate. As a part of the formal honours course, candidates must comply with the formal admittance requirements (Geography III passed with 60+%). If taken as a separate entity for non-graduate purposes in order to acquire a Certificate in Geo-Informatics, candidates must have a university degree. An acceptable diploma, or several years of experience in a related field of work might also be considered favourably, depending on the type of work experience and type and level of diploma. Computer literacy and Geography as an undergraduate course is highly recommended.

CURRICULUM: The course curriculum consists of:

THEORY:

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What is GIS – background and definitions Elements of a GIS Data and data structures Data processing Pre-processing of data (map projections) Data management Manipulation and analysis Product generation Remote Sensing and GIS Basic concepts of satellite remote sensing Manipulation and analysis of MSS + TM data (minimal) Global positioning systems Applications Applicable self study using GIS Europe, GIS World, Earth Observation and PEORS journals The standing of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS in South Africa The future of GIS.

PRACTICAL:

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Introduction to a software package Data acquisition and pre-processing Digitising and editing of a map Manipulations of point, line and area features – transformation, overlays, etc. Attribute tables Calculations (tables and maps) Map compilation for reproduction Plotting and printing of results.

FEES: When taken as a non-graduate course, the course fee is R5 400.00 for 2010 and is payable in advance during registration (If a student discontinue a percentage of this fee can be refunded depending on the date of discontinuation). Please take note that if your place of employment is going to pay the fees that all arrangements for these payments must be made by yourself and that if the employer pays the amount in via a bank transfer it must be accompanied with a letter to the Finance dept of UJ that states that the payment was made to the benefit of your student number.

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As part of the formal Honours degree, the specified university fee applies.

APPLICATION: Applications to attend the course during the first semester must reach the course manager by 5 December 2009 for 2010. Applications for the course during the second semester in Remote Sensing must reach the course manager by the end of May. Applications can be made by letter or fax, in which the following must be stated: Name, I. D. number, address, telephone number, highest academic qualification and place acquired, work experience, and current occupation as well as relevant institution. Please take notice of the fact that the university might charge a further administrative fee towards new students not previously enrolled at this university towards the process of input of personal data onto the computer system. This amounted to an extra R250 in the past. To submit an application for enrolment to the course or for further information contact: Dr. L.G.C. Scheepers Dept. of Geography and Environmental Management Johannesburg University P.O. Box 524 Auckland Park 2006 Tel. No. (011) 559-2434 Fax. No (011) 559-2430 E-mail: [email protected]

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TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2010: Enrolment: Takes place in the Geography and Environmental Management laboratory in D3lab323. Date: 18/1/2010 Time: 9:00 – 12:30 Fill in the attached form for enrolment purposes and fax or post it to the abovementioned address and bring the original along on the date of enrolment. The enrolment will be faster if you in the mean time fill in an application form for study at the university and submit it in order to get a student number (students not previously studying at UJ). First lecture: Date: 2/2/2010 D3Lab331 Time: 15:00 Place:

All persons who want to enrol for this course must: • • Fill in a formal application form (obtainable from the registration offices at the university )and send this form in to reach the course co-ordinator not later than 10/1/2010. Submit the following at registration:  Student record of previous study (certified copy)  A signed form of declaration

At the day of registration students must: 1. Submit all the above-mentioned and then after registration on computer by Dr. Scheepers in D3Lab323, 3

2. 3.

With your allocated student number, pay the full course fee at the UJ Cashier, Then, hand in a copy of the payment receipt with Dr. Scheepers., get registered for the course and receive a print-out of proof of registration.

This will then conclude the registration procedure.

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT REGISTRATION FOR FOR CERTIFICATE PURPOSES in 2010 (First Semester, Part Time)

GEO-INFORMATICS 1(GGFGIS7)
ID Number:……………………….

SURNAME: ………………………………………………….

NAMES:………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………… Student Number:……………………

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (PLACE THE NAME OF THE INSTITUTION AT THE END IN BRACKETS): …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… HOME ADDRESS: ………………………| ………………………………… ………………………………………………|………………………………… ………………………………………………|………………………………… TEL. NO: ……….. ……………(home)………………………………(cell) WORK ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………... ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… TEL. NO: ……….. ……………(work)………………………….……(cell) FAX. NO: (………..) …………………………………………………………

(ALSO PROVIDE YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS IF IT IS DIFFERENT)

I, ____________________________________________ hereby declare that I will adhere to the general university regulations and the specific regulations of the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, especially those applicable to the computers and software, and undertake to pay the course fee of R5 400.00 in full at registration for the course. Payment must be made at the UJ CASHIER and

only after an official student number has been allocated to you. you

NB!! All payments must be made with reference towards your student number, if arranged with your employer to pay the course fee.
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