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SHORT TERM COURSES

 

COURSE COURSE CONTENT REQUIREMENTS STARTING PERIOD & DURATION FEES
Digital Cartography
  • Principles of Cartographic design, generalisation and production management
  • Data conversion – scanning and digitising
  • Cartographic visualisation
  • Topographic and thematic mapping
  • 2D/3D Spatial Models. Spatial Operators and their uses.
  • Representation of geospatial information
  • GI production systems and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
GCE A/L or OND |HND, BSc or Higher qualification January (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00) per day per person

Web Mapping
  • Computer and Internet technology (client/server protocols, web servers, etc.) - Web application production development for spatial information management
  • Geometadata – open GIS standards
  • SDI concept and Spatial information dissemination
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification February (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Spatial Data Modelling
  • Thematic and Geospatial database design and implementation
  • Cartographic visualisation (screen displays, hard copies or on web)
  • Concepts and processes related to spatial data acquisition (images & GPS systems)
  • SDI components in geospatial information management
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification March (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Digital image processing and Analysis
  • Visual interpretation and feature extraction
  • Geometric & Radiometric corrections
  • Image enhancement
  • Digital image processing
  • Segmentation and classification techniques
  • Applications
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification April (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Computer appreciation and Internet Technology
  • Introduction to Hardware and Operating System – Word Processing and Spreadsheet
  • Computer programming, operating systems
  • Internet technology, Protocols: E-mail, FTP, GOPHER, TELNET, Word Wide Web, Website conception and building
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification May (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Digital image processing and Analysis
  • Visual interpretation and feature extraction
  • Image enhancement
  • Digital image processing
  • Segmentation and classification techniques
  • Applications
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification June (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Geo-information in Environmental and Disaster Management
  • Principles of Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Spatial data acquisition
  • Potentials of Geoinformatics
  • Database design and creation
  • Determination of geospatial information needs in land cover changes detection
  • Use of spatial data for vulnerability and environmental assessment and management
  • Introduction to Spatial Data Infrastructure and role of SDI in environmental and disaster management
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification July (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Geo-information in Population census, Urban and Land Management
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Digital cartography  and GIS
  • Use of spatial data in achieving and maintenance
  • Use of geospatial data in population
  • Use of RS and GIS in urban growth control
  • Development of a functional Land Information System
  • Introduction to SDI and Metadata collection
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification July (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Geo-information in Geology and Mining
  • Principles of Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Spatial data acquisition
  • Potentials of Geoinformatics
  • Use of geospatial data to identify geological structures
  • Use of geospatial data in mineral resources management
  • Spatial data Infrastructure in geology and mining
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification August (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Geo-information in Forestry Management
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Digital cartography  and GIS
  • Development of a functional Forestry Information Systems
  • Use of spatial data in monitoring the forest degradation
  • Spatial data Infrastructure in forestry management
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification August (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Fundamentals of Geoinformatics
  • Overview of Spatial data collection systems, GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography
  • Concepts and techniques for primary data acquisition
  • Information Extraction from images, alternative production processes for generating spatial information products
  • Conceptual and logical design of spatial databases and applications.
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification October (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

Remote Sensing and Digital Mapping
  • Sensors (HR Satellites, Digital Aerial Cameras, Lidar)
  • DTM and Orthoimage production – Topographic database
  • Image segmentation, Image classification – Semi automated mapping – Digital mapping
GCE A/L or OND | HND, BSc or Higher qualification November (3 weeks) $50.00 (N7,500.00 per day per person

NOTE - USEFUL INFORMATION

• The course fee is Fifty US Dollars ($50.00) or Seven Thousand and Five Hundred naira (N7,500.00) a day, because the rate used by the Centre is $1.00 for N150.00
All payments are made to the Centre’s Account Unit before the commencement of the course.


• Interested candidates can also apply to run Customised Short Term Courses in the following areas: Digital Photogrammetry , Bathymetry, Water resource management, Meteorology and Climate Change, Soil Survey and Agricultural Management, Health and Social Development, Crime Mapping, Peace and Security, Military Intelligence, etc.. Basic GIS courses for research applications in the above mentioned areas are also available. Upon request, the Centre’s consultancy Unit provides a comprehensive proposal including the cost implication and the course content which is tailored to the client’s specific needs, subject to comments and adjustments where necessary.

• Please note that the courses are non-residential but it may be possible to get vacant rooms at N5,000 per day in our International Guest House.

• RECTAS reserves the right to suspend, modify or cancel any of the courses described at this website.


For enquiries, contact

The Executive Director,
Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)
Off Road 1, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Campus,
PMB 5545, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
E-mails: [email protected] or [email protected]
GSM (Mobile) +234 (0) 7032501365

RECTAS’ Management