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Short Courses

Geospatial 101 @ NUS ISEM

GeoSpatial 101 @ NUS ISEM

Introduction to GeoSpatial Technology

3 day workshop

Course specifically designed for quick applicability
Expand your analysis capabilities with full set of Singapore postal codes data
Learn from, and connect with our GeoSpatial industry partners
Grow and improve your business operations with GeoSpatial science
Get your hands on an updated routable road network of Singapore



We are organising further classes for 2019.

If you would like to join our class, please register your interest here


Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore(NUS)

Computing lab E1-07-24,
Block E1, 3 Engineering Drive 2,
Singapore 117578


No prior experience required. All are welcome


Halal catering will be provided for 2x tea breaks and 1x lunch each day.

(Please contact the course administrator for special dietary requirements)

# Catering may not be provided below 15 participants


$2,100 (exclusive of GST)

E-invoice will be issued to attendees from public agency. For private registrants, payment through internet banking is recommended.


To register for the workshop, please fill up the registration form

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We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

 Day 1

The GeoSpatial Concept
Understand basic concepts of GeoSpatial Science

Putting Your Information on the Map
What constitutes spatial data? Learn how to turn information into spatial data

Managing Spatial Information
Geocode your data to put them on the map, generate insights from your data, and manage data tables

Locating Things in Space
Learn about what coordinate systems are, and understand why it matters

 Day 2

Telling the Story with Maps
Learn how to effectively visualise and present your spatial data

Georeferencing and Digitisation
Learn how to edit and create data, as well as preparing information for data capture

Collaborative Data Collection and Editing
Generate datasets using hands-on crowd-sourcing methods

 Day 3

Introduction to Spatial Queries and Analysis
Understand the different types of spatial analyses and how to use them to answer spatial questions

Solving Simple Network-Based Problems
Learn about network spatial analysis such as determining network-based catchment areas

Guest Sharing from Industry Partners
Learn about the latest GeoSpatial initiatives, and connect with GeoSpatial industry partners

Ms Ong Suchern

Ms. Ong Suchern is the Assistant Project Manager and GIS Lead of the Virtual NUS project under the Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering Management (ISEM). She is currently working on various innovative geospatial initiatives in NUS, including NUS Maps, a recently-launched rich indoor navigation application. Graduating with a degree in Geography focusing on the application of Geographic Information Science, Suchern has over 10 years' experience with geospatial work both overseas and in Singapore. Prior to joining NUS, she was a GIS consultant and has successfully applied geospatial technology across many industries. COMPTIA CTT+ certified, Suchern has conducted numerous GIS courses for over 5 years. She has an enduring interest in the application of GIS to solve real-world problems, particularly in the field of spatial analytics, transportation, and the application of GIS in humanitarian work.

Mr Raymond Huang

Mr. Raymond Huang is an experienced geospatial technology professional with more than 10 years of experience in this field. He holds a Computer Engineering Honours degree from the NUS School of Computing and has been working with geospatial technology since his undergraduate days. Over the years, he has professionally conducting more than 30 unique geospatial courses and also presented on the technology at conferences. Raymond is currently a senior manager with the NUS Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) and is in charge of translating academic research into innovative and applied solutions with geospatial technology. He also serves as the project manager for the Virtual NUS project, a university-level strategic initiative that aims to build a smart campus platform. Outside of work, he is passionate about advocating for the awareness and adoption of geo-related technologies through conducting of guest lectures with various organisations such as the MOE Academy of Singapore Teachers.

Ms. Lin Jiaxin

Ms. Lin Jiaxin is the GIS Specialist in the Virtual NUS team. She is the technical data lead for the NUS Maps project, designing and preparing the data and spatial products that drive the application, which is used university-wide. She is also in charge of a large team of data collectors who created the comprehensive dataset that encapsulates the complex landscape of NUS. Jiaxin has been involved in the Geospatial 101 courses since her undergraduate studies in Geography, and is also involved in the design and execution of the course under ISEM. Her keen interest in GIS has also led her to clinch an Award of Excellence for the Geospatial Challenge conducted by SLA in 2015. She has a keen interest in the use of GIS in social justice and humanitarian work.