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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health, University of Guelph

January to March 2016

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) represent a number of technologies that allow us to map and analyze locational patterns. The purpose of the course is to learn the core concepts of GIS technologies and to develop skills to prepare informative maps and conduct spatial analyses using one’s own spatial data. Register today to advance your career!

Course Dates:

  • Online: January 18, 2016 to March 13, 2016 (8 weeks)

How is the Online Course Structured?

Instructors Olaf Berke PhD and Adam Bonnycastle MSc will introduce you to GIS for Public Health through 6 units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to GIS and Spatial Data Analysis
  • Unit 2: Coordinate Systems and Projections
  • Unit 3: Basic Spatial and Attribute Data Management
  • Unit 4: Acquiring and Managing Spatial Data
  • Unit 5: Thematic Maps for Public Health Data
  • Unit 6: Cluster Analysis

What Are Participants Telling Us?

  • “This was my first online course and the overall experience was great”
  • “The instructors were very knowledgeable and approachable”
  • “The course contents were right and practical as well”
  • “I learned so much within such a short time period”
  • “It is a great course with great instructors”


  • Regular tuition fee: $796.00 per course + HST (after December 11, 2015)
  • Save $50.00 with the 'early bird' tuition fee discount (by December 11, 2015)  

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