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Spatial Data Infrastructure


In this course, students will explore theoretical and practical concepts of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). They will study fundamental concepts of SDI and the important factors that affect the development of SDI. Furthermore, techniques for design, implementation, management, and evaluation of SDIs will be explored. This course also includes practical and theoretical exercises relevant to current status of spatial data management and sharing, development of clearinghouse networks, SDI evaluation, and spatial enabled-society.

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 written exam.

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Course facts: GISN25

Level: Advanced
Credits: 5 ECTS
Period: Flexible, depending on study pace (25 %, 50 %, or 100 %). Starting in September, November, January or March.
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