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This Continuing Education Course, developed by Ilia State University (ISU) and Georgian Technical University (GTU) with support of other Erasmus+ HERiTAG project partners National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation (NACHPG) and GeoGraphic (GeoG) within the framework of the jointly established Geoinformation Technologies & Tourism Centre (GTTC) aims to introduce professional community into modern geospatial technologies in support of cultural heritage and tourism through exposure to 5 interlinked modules:

- Introduction into tourism economics

- Applying geoinformation technologies in archaeology

- 3D laser scanning hardware & software application to cultural heritage

- Mobile and web mapping for cultural heritage and tourism

- Application of GIS in cultural & natural heritage management

Duration of the course is one week, delivered during 2019.03.08-12.

Successful students would receive completion certificate.

Deadline for application is 2019.03.01.

Entry requirements: strong ICT proficiency, professional experience in cultural heritage, tourism and/or geodesy/geoinformatics. 

Describe how you satisfy entry requirements in your Motivation Statement at signup (in Georgian or in English).

Please signup at https://heritag.ge/moodle/login/signup.php.

Enroll course by self-registering at https://heritag.ge/moodle/course/view.php?id=5.

Selected applicants (min. 8, max. 12) will be notified via email by 2019.03.05 latest.

The aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of the tourism economics in both micro and macroeconomic perspectives to enhance their skills in taking decisions on tourism business, understanding human resources in the field and analyzing tourism business environment. It places primary emphasis on what affects tourism demand and what is the structure of tourism supply. Empirical evidence of tourism demand will be analyzed and represented in addition to subjects such as sustainable tourism and how tourism may serve as a means to achieve desired economic goals.

Rapidly growing Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing technologies provide new tools and perspectives for archaeological and even broader cultural heritage studies. The course aims at providing basic knowledge about methodologies and practical tools of GIS and RS technologies at different aspects of archaeological studies, such as: archaeological survey, spatial analysis and mapping of field data, application in historical geography, far and close range aerial imagery, documentation of archaeological sites. Course focuses on particular GIS and RS tools, but provide more conceptual/general view on above-mentioned topics, based on widely used software (ArcMap, QGIS, Google Earth). After accomplishing the course, student will be capable of independent applications and will hold solid bases for further development.

This course aims at developing advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills. 

Students will develop a solid understanding of advanced theories and analytical methods in Geographic Information Science. They are also expected to strengthen their GIS skills through hands-on labs, exercises and course projects. Bringing these features together, students should measure their accomplishments in terms of an overall growth and maturity in modeling/analytical skills and problem-solving abilities using GIS. 

Lab activities will familiarize students with GIS tools to the degree where students completing the course should be able to conduct their own analysis using GIS.

This course introduces basic application in the fields of cultural and natural heritage, cultural tourism and many others concerned with environment, natural resources ad economic sectors such as tourism.

Open source and freely accessible software such as QGIS is proposed for in-depth learning.

The course will deliver integral knowledge of the essence of entrepreneurship and its importance in economics. The students will gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurship, personal characteristics and traits of entrepreneurs. The course will emphasize on start-ups as well as entrepreneurship (innovation in existing businesses). The course will focus on entrepreneurship in different context, entrepreneurship as found in developed and developing countries. The students will get acquainted with the notion of social entrepreneurship and its importance, entrepreneurship in Georgia and the world. The students will gain integral knowledge of business planning and fundamentals of business plan writing and business growth strategies.

The course introduces Geodesy and Geoinformatics speciality as well as interdisciplinary students at Bachelor’s Degree level into the modern 3D laser scanning instrumentation and geospatial software with applications in various field such as architecture, cultural heritage, archaeology and others. Specifically, this course will expose students to professional 3D laser scanning equipment and its use for the precise measurements and facility documentation. Course includes lectures in hardware and software of laser scanning, field work to collect precise point could measurements data for a cultural heritage facility and processing of field data back in the class to generate precise photogrammetric model of the heritage site, as an example of application. These instruments and processing skills can also be applied in any other sectoral fields in need of 3D visualisation and photogrammetry, such as urban structures, forestry, geology, etc., introducing students comprehensively into:

- 3D laser scanning hardware, equipment operating principles and necessary accessories;

- Software tools and routines for import and pre-processing of captured raw point-cloud data;

- Specialised processing of 3D visualisations, such as cultural heritage, as-built measurements and alike;

- Range of other software tools for photogrammetric visualisations.

The teaching course aims to study the purpose, functionality and use of Geoinformation Systems (GIS) on the professional level for the Bachelor’s Degree students, whose specialty is directly related to the knowledge of GIS at professional level such as architecture, geodesy, geology, agriculture, etc., with emphasis on applications in cultural heritage and archaeology, tourism, forestry and urban planning. The aims are to introduce students into:

- Concept, development history and basics of GIS;

- Understand the types of raster and vector data;

- Projections and coordinate characteristics;

- GIS maps and its components;

- Data collection, procession, analysing and visualization;

- Solving problems, spatial tasks by using GIS technologies; and

- Applying GIS professionally to thematic case studies.

This course builds on developing mobile and web mapping applications. Offers Bachelor’s Degree students an opportunity to make maps in mobile and web applications and distribute those using free mapping tools (such as MIT App Inventor & Leaflet). Topics include mobile development, web development & mapping on both of them. These instruments can be applied in any sectoral fields in need of deployment of mobile and web mapping data dissemination applications, such as cultural heritage, tourism, urban planning, protected areas, forestry, geology, etc. The course consists of two modules for learning how to

- Create a mobile mapping application;

- Create a dynamic web page with interactive map.