Spatial Information Sciences Group

Continuing Professional Development

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is the systematic updating and enhancement of skills, knowledge and competence which takes place throughout working life. Most professionals recognise the need for professional updating but CPD's emphasis on systematic development and the comprehensive identification of learning opportunities now provides a framework within which both formal and informal learning activities can be set. Learning and development becomes planned, rather than accidental.

CPD is continuing because learning never ceases, regardless of age or seniority; It is professional because it is focused on personal competence in a professional role. It is concerned with development because its goal is to improve personal performance and enhance career progression and is much wider than just formal training courses.

The obligation to undertake CPD or lifelong learning typically requires practitioners or members of a professional institution to achieve a minimum of 60 hours learning every three years with at least 10 hours each year.

Source: Society of Chartered Surveyors

The Department offers three short programmes that support practitioners in meeting their CPD requirements. These are:

DT156: Coordinate Reference Systems (course details)

DT157: Geographical Information Systems (course details)

DT158: Global Navigational Satellite Systems (course details)

Corporate and Continuing Professional Development for Industry

The Department of Spatial Information Sciences can respond to the specialist training needs of organisations and their staff, by offering customised corporate training on a part-time intensive basis.  

Download details here

Surveying & Mapping Developments Series

In response to the downturn in the survey industry DIT's Department of Spatial Information Sciences is offering a series of seminars on recent developments in technology, methods and industry standards.

Information on and presentations from each of these events will be posted on this website.

Past events at the Department of Spatial Information Sciences

Survey Ireland 2013

The Department of Spatial Information Sciences would like to thank all attendees, presenters and exhibitors from this year's Survey Ireland on Thursday March 21st 2013.

If you have any comments on the contents, format, timing or any other item please use the Contact Us link on the Survey Ireland 2013 website.

We look forward to seeing you next year.


Dr. Audrey Martin's presentation on Developments in Geomatics Education is now available.

CPD & Developments Series

Follow these links for information on previous CPD & Developments Series events.

Visiting Lecturer 2009

The department was delighed to welcome Roger A. Longhorn, the Director of Info-Dynamics Research Associates Ltd. (UK), the Head of I-DRA EC Projects Office, Belgium and the Editor of GEO:connexion International magazine on March 27th to deliver two lectures on "Information Policy – Drivers, Formulation and Implementation" and "Public Sector Information in e-Government and Geospatial Information Policy" to the MSc in Spatial Information Management class.

CPD Lecture Series 2005

A series of evening Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars in Land Managment were held in November and December of 2005.

7th December 2005

Mediation as a Methodology to Resolve Boundary Disputes in Ireland

Mr James Bridgeman FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator and Barrister at Law
Mr Paul Corrigan FIS, Geodetic Surveyor, Paul Corrigan Associates
Dermot Clancy, Land Registry


7th December 2005 - Presentations available

(click on the speaker name below)

The Land Registry Digital Mapping Project

Paul Brent, Land Registry
Seamus Gilroy, Proteus Solutions Ltd.
Dr. Paddy Prendergast, DIT


23rd November 2005 - Presentation available

The Danish Cadastral Database and the Role of Private Licensed Surveyors-Denmark

Professor Stig Enemark, Aalborg University, Denmark

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