This short course on introduction to Geographic Information Systems and mapping provide audience with the basic theoretical component and practical application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques. Practical case studies will be presented to help you confront real spatial problems and design a solution using GIS. The free-to-download open-source software package QGIS will be used to visualize, explore, analyze and map the spatial solution. Course content: GIS components, working with vector and raster data in QGIS; capabilities and applications, a QGIS tour; Coordinate systems, map projections, geo-referencing, working with projections in QGIS, Creating spatial data, digitizing in QGIS Map design and map making, presenting data on a print map in QGIS.

  • Date: 16/07/2024 19:00
  • Location Online Event




  1. Theoretical understanding of the components and principles of GIS.
  2. Import own data into a GIS from GPS, hard-copy maps, digital imagery, shapefiles and XY coordinates.
  3. Manipulate and interrogate layers in a GIS.
  4. Creating multilayered and multipurpose maps.

Target Audience: Undergraduate and post-graduate students, Town planners, Environmental Consultants, Hydrologists, Surveyors, Educators, Researchers, Farmers, young professionals, local government authorities, regulatory authorities, health practitioners, NGOs, etc.

Date: July 16–19, 2024 (2 hours/day in the evening, Zoom Meeting Platform).

Registration Fee: R1,500.00 (Send proof of payment to before July 11, 2024).

For Enquiries: Manamela Thakgatso

                        060 935 2753