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Digital Cartography and GIS Mapping using ArcGIS (ArcMap) Software

Cartography is a fundamental training in map drafting, compilation, symbolization, scales, projections, and map reproduction, including an emphasis on the conceptual planning and designing of maps and graphs as a medium for communication.

Course Description
Cartography is a fundamental training in map drafting, compilation, symbolization, scales, projections, and map reproduction, including an emphasis on the conceptual planning and designing of maps and graphs as a medium for communication. It is the knowledge associated with the art, science and technology of maps and seeks to portray spatial relationships among selected phenomena. Cartography has undergone a radical transformation through the introduction of digital technology but the fundamental principles remain the same and unchanged. This course provides hands-on skills on digital cartography, its principles, concepts, software and hardware necessary to produce good maps, especially in the context of GIS. Once, only cartographers made maps. Today anyone can. With coaching from experienced cartographers from Vital Extra Learning and Consultancy, participants will become proficient in map making.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• Grasp the various purposes, roles and representations of cartographic presentation.
• Gain and practice the use of cartographic language in the creative design of digital maps.
• Gain skills in digital cartographic design, representation and production in a GIS environment.
• Gain an understanding of digital cartographic software and its uses.

Who should enroll?
This course is suitable for land surveyors, geodesist, engineers, geometricians, geo-informationists, cartographers, geologist, geophysicist and other earth research scientists.

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Why train with us?
Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:
• State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure
• Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement
• Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.
• Value for money

Date: 02 March 2020 to 06 March 2020
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: Vital Extra Learning Centre - Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: USD. 850

Date: 13 April 2020 to 17 April 2020
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: Vital Extra Learning Center, Abuja, Nigeria, Abuja
Cost: USD. 850

Date: 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: Vital Extra Learning Center, Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali
Cost: USD. 850

Date: 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020
Time: 07:30 - 16:30
Venue: Vital Extra Learning Center, Pretoria, South Africa, Pretoria
Cost: USD. 850

Contact: Training Coordinator
Company name: Vital Extra Learning and Consultancy
Telephone number: +254723586520
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