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Open Source GIS

GISN04

Open Source GIS and volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) are two most important concepts in today’s GIS. This course starts with introduction to open source and participation in open source projects. Then examples of open source software in GIS are reviewed. This part also includes practical exercises for working with some open source GIS software. The course ends with discussion on VGI.

NOTE: This is an internet based course. You are not supposed to travel to Lund to attend. The course is part of iGEON, the master program in GIS, but it is also possible to study this course outside the program. You can read more about the master program, the admission requirements and other rules and regulations on the homepage of iGEON.

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a project.

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Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund
Sweden