Digital Geographies provides an introduction to the use of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Geography. GIS is an important
transferrable skill that you can develop during your degree as it is
widely used in industry, retail, transport and environmental
management. Former students have gone on to employment in local
government and Transport for London, for example, or have taken MSc
courses on GIS to gain advanced skills. The importance of GIS for a
professional career is reflected by the Royal Geographical
Society's professional accreditation of Chartered Geographer (GIS),
which can be applied for when in employment.
This course introduces the fundamentals of GIS, taught through 5 lectures outlining key theory and 8 hands-on practicals where you get to analyse geographic datasets, including remotely sensed satellite imagery (Physical Geography) and a range of health, census, and infrastructural data (Human Geography).