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Geographical Information Systems, advanced

GISA22

This course is intended for you to take after GISA21. In this course, you will learn advanced GIS techniques and analyses.

Course contents

The course is a balanced mix of theoretical foundation and practical applications. It contains eight modules including:

  • remote sensing
  • digitalisation and image rectification
  • map accuracy assessment
  • interpolation
  • databases (management, SQL, meta data)
  • advanced GIS analysis
  • topographical modelling and
  • implementation of GIS in organisations

The course includes both a theoretical part and practical exercises for each module. The course provides basic as well as advanced methodologies for

  • data capture (digitalization, remote sensing)
  • data correction
  • map accuracy assessment
  • data processing and enhancement (interpolation)

Advanced analyses include fuzzy set theories and modelling as well as topographical modelling. Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written exam.

Distance education

This course is given online - you do not need to travel to Lund in order to attend.  It can only be taken as part of the iGEON master program.

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Course facts: GISA22

Level: Basic
Credits: 15 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 a 15 ECTS introductory course to GIS, such as GISA21, NGEA11, or the equivalent.

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