Develop the skills of critical evaluation which should be applied to all outputs from GIS analysis and understand the concepts and practice of GIS customisation.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,400 Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will:

  • Assess the quality of geographic data,
  • Undertake advanced spatial analyses,
  • Analyse the requirements of a proposed application and synthesise an appropriate solution,
  • Develop scripts to efficiently run complex/time consuming processes.

Core content

  • Spatial analysis: multi criteria analysis, hydrological modelling, digital terrain modelling, network analysis, linear referencing,
  • Python scripting concepts,
  • The Python editor in ArcGIS and as a standalone program,
  • Python syntax,
  • Scripting procedures,
  • Variables, constants and data types,
  • Writing simple scripts,
  • Error handling,
  • Processing files,
  • The object model in GIS.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


20% discount for Cranfield alumni

£1340 - Professional/trade association discount

£1280 - Multiple bookings*

* Minimum of 5 delegates.

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

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