Sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment

  • LocationUtrecht
  • Duration1 week
  • Starting moment08-07-2024
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Teaching methodAt location
  • Price€300
  • ECTS1.5 EC

This course focuses on the application of GIS Tools to analyse outdoor movements of people or animals. The objective is to provide students with an insight into the principles of sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment.

Collection of travel/movement data is nowadays made easy through the use of GPS-loggers and Smartphones. Students will learn how to collect, clean and enrich these datasets with GIS by combining locational data with existing land use and transport datasets.

This course will be taught in a physical setting.

The objective of the course is to provide students with an insight into the principles of sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment. Possible applications lie in the research domains of zoology, transport geography, health sciences, logistics, etc. Topics which will be covered are:

Refreshing the knowledge of ArcGIS 10.8 (or ArcGIS Pro);

Use of smartphone Tracking Apps and GPS-loggers;

Importing into ArcGIS and projecting and visualization of GPS data in combination with Base Maps;

Identification of ‘stop’ and ‘move’ sections in GPS data with GIS; Georeferencing of GPS data with GIS;

Matching of GPS data with land use maps and transport network maps in ArcGIS.

Target audience

The course is designed for master students; PhD students; academics that want to visualise and/or analyse data of human or animal movements collected with GPS.

Aim of the course

The objective of the course is to provide students with an insight into the principles of sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment.

Specific objectives of the course are to provide insights and training in:

Tracking with Smartphone GPS-App or GPS-logger;

Application of Time Slider Tool / Tracking Analist in ArcGIS;

Identification of Activity Locations and Travel Diary reconstruction with GIS tools;

Route reconstruction with GIS tools.

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