Courses

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Interested in finding out more about the Geographic Information Systems?

Please join us for an information session on January 4, 2021. Attending an information session can be a great way to learn more about our program, see a demo of the software, and have your questions answered by knowledgeable faculty & staff.

 What you can also expect:
   - Hear more about the program
   - Find out about the types of jobs and industries graduates are going into
   - Learn about available student supports
   - Get a feel for whether is the right fit for you and your educational goals

To register, contact: Raymond Chow, Program Coordinator at: rchow@langara.ca

For more information, please visit: https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/geographic-information-systems/information-sessions.html 

Courses

ONLINE COURSE: Explore the world of geographic information systems (GIS) with QGIS, an Open Source software program that offers a free, but powerful, alternative to commercial GIS programs. Topics include symbology, raster and vector data models, and map composition. The course also provides background theory of GIS concepts such as projections and geocoding. Please note: Participants will be given access to the online learning platform on the first day of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50375 6 eve Mo Jan 18, 2021 1830-2130 Online James O'Leary $399 Online

ONLINE COURSE: Gain proficiency at using analysis techniques to solve problems that are commonly found in the GIS field. Practice exercises will include both vector and raster data models. These techniques are applicable to a wide range of disciplines. Please note: Participants will be given access to the online learning platform on the first day of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50376 6 eve Mo Mar 08, 2021 1830-2130 Online James O'Leary $399 Online

Explore the world of geographic information systems (GIS) with QGIS, an Open Source software program that offers a free, but powerful, alternative to commercial GIS programs. Topics include symbology, raster and vector data models, and map composition. The course also provides background theory of GIS concepts such as projections and geocoding. This is a hands-on course, no programming required.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rchow@langara.ca for details.

Explore fundamental concepts in cartography. Successful students will be able to employ design principles to create and edit effective visual representations of data in different formats. Specific topics include the ethical and appropriate application of map scale, map projections, generalization, and symbolization.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rchow@langara.ca for details.

Explore the world of remote sensing. Topics include the physical principles on which remote sensing is based, history and future trends, sensors and their characteristics, image data sources, and image classification, interpretation, and analysis techniques.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rchow@langara.ca for details.

Courses

Programming is fun, incredibly useful, and it opens up a wide range of options for you. Essentially, it is organizing and arranging instructions in different "languages". Great programming skills aren't hard to achieve as long as you develop good habits and follow some simple principles. Learn how syntax, loops, statements, variables, strings applies to various languages.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50382 6 eve Tu Jan 19, 2021 1830-2130 Online Nader Beyzaei $379 Online

Python is a versatile all purpose language that can be used to build just about anything from web applications and desktop apps to productivity tools and games. Many developers have also used Python to help facilitate data analysis, and visualization. Learn how you can harness the power of this popular language.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50383 6 eve Tu Mar 09, 2021 1830-2130 Online Nader Beyzaei $379 Online

This advanced course picks up where Programming with Python left off and will cover everything from working with classes and objects to coding graphical interfaces for applications. By the end, you'll be comfortable with advanced functions, methods, properties, and much more.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rchow@langara.ca for details.

ONLINE COURSE: Tell your story with a geographic component using the most popular API, GoogleMaps. We will also cover Leaflet, another API that is gaining in popularity. Harness the power to create informative, interactive, and functional web maps. Please note: Programming skills not required; participants will be given access to the online learning platform on the first day of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rchow@langara.ca for details.