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Professional development

Courses presented through Enterprises UP in 2017:

GISc Professional Practice

Thematic cartography (lecture series)*


Other professional development opportunities in 2017:

Series of 12 guest lectures*: schedule for semester 1, semester 2

GIS 707, Special topics: Thematic Cartography (2017)
This is a once off opportunity for participants to learn how to visualize statistical data correctly in appropriate and attractive maps. The course further aims at sensitizing those becoming experts in geodata processing for the need and value of allotting time for meaningful and appealing maps. It comprises two weeks of lectures and practicals on campus, followed by a project, written assignment, and a three hour written exam. The course is presented by Prof. Dr. Gertrud Schaab from the Faculty of Information Management and Media at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She specialises in thematic cartography, spatial visualisation, map compilation and design, geospatial analysis, and geography. Prof Schaab has more than 20 years of experience in cartography and visualisation, working in industry, research and academia. This is an Honours module, presented as a block course during two weeks in August 2017. Delegates will register with UP for the module for non-degree purposes and receive an academic transcript upon completion of the module. The course is suitable for anyone who needs additional credits in the Cartography and Visualization knowledge area towards registration with the South African Geomatics Council. Prospective delegates should have a relevant BSc or equivalent degree.

Dates: 7 August - 18 August (lectures), August and September (exam, project and assignment, dates to be confirmed)

Course fee: R3,530 per delegate 

For registration, contact Prof Serena Coetzee, Tel: +27 (0)82 464 4294, [email protected] 


* Registered with the SA Geomatics Council for CPD points.

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