I hope this is not an inappropriate subject for the list, but I wanted to ask about GIS programs in Europe. I have a background in Anthropology and Public Health, and have been working in the computer field for several years now (mostly bioinformatics and database interfaces). I am very interested in pursuing further studies in GIS as a way to tie together those three aspects of my professional background. I also have an interest in Open Source software, since I tend to use Open Source software (I use python, linux and PostgreSQL regularly, and have worked with R, biopython, etc.).
<br><br>I am an American expatriate living in Spain, and currently I am looking at the different programs in the UniGIS network (<a href="http://www.unigis.org/">http://www.unigis.org/</a>). The ones that look the most interesting to me at the moment are the programs in the UK and Amsterdam. However, I really have no way to evaluate the relative strengths of the programs, or the departments.
<br><br>I am looking for a program taught in English (Spanish or Catalan are fine too, but I want to avoid the Spanish university system at the moment), and can be done at a distance. As far as software, both programs require Windows, but I plan to install GRASS and do the tutorials before I start the program, so maybe I can get away with using that once I am more familiar with the system (this may be an unrealistic hope). In any case, I can always dual boot into Windows.
<br><br>Thanks in advance for any advice, or pointers to more information. Sorry if this is off topic or inappropriate.<br><br>JP Glutting<br clear="all"><br>