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GIS/GPS Mapping

Foundations

Our peoples have been creating maps since time immemorial, often used for hunting and to facilitate trades over great expanses of wilderness. Today, mapping and GIS can be a powerful representation of First Nations communities’ land use rights and interests.

Application Deadline

TBD

Start
Date

March 18, 2024

Course
Length

2

Weekly
Schedule

Monday-Friday
9am-4pm


Program
Delivery

Live, online instruction

About This Course

This course introduces learners to the foundational knowledge necessary for pursuing a career in Global Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping, including skills development in data gathering and map customization, GIS analysis and modelling, and project plan development. From this course, learners can ladder into our Futures-level GIS/GPS mapping course which provides career-ready professional skills and certifications.

To apply to this course, click the 'apply now' button above and select 'Foundations (Exploratory/Introductions)' from the list of options.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the purpose of GIS, its fundamental components, and commonly used tools for data collection.
  • Describe the spatial data and how it is modelled in GIS software.
  • Identify tools and methods for storing, labelling, selecting and managing GIS data.
  • Create, edit and process direct-to-digital data in GIS utilizing GPS.
  • Conduct basic GIS analysis and process modelling techniques.
  • Assess communications needs and stakeholders to design effective traditional and web-based maps.
  • Evaluate a mock GIS project to create a sample project plan.

Credentials earned upon completion

Certificate of Completion

You'll Gain

Knowledge of different career areas in tech and the digital skills required for each.

You'll Need to Have

An internet connection and basic computer skills including laptop operation and maintenance, video conferencing, and experience with Microsoft Office.

Job Outlook

This is an introductory-level course. Learners can ladder into our advanced GIS/GPS course for career-ready professional skills.

Learner Supports

Funded

This course is funded for Indigenous Peoples living in BC.

Equipment

Equipment and technology required for this course is provided.

Support Team

Our caring staff are always available for 1:1 meetings.

Living

Learners are eligible to apply for funding to cover some living expenses.

Questions?

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