From Spring 2014 this course will no longer be given. Students who read the courses GISA01, or GISA02 will be albe to read it. The courses GISA22 is, together with GISA21 replacing the courses GISA01, GISA02 and GISA11
This course is the third GIS course at basic level and aims to teach important processes that are essential in the creation of a harmonized geographical database ready for analysis. Using the harmonized database a case study analysis is performed concerning Food security, land use and population projections for a region in Africa.
The first part of the course handles the import of data from different sources and formats, and using the metadata information to search important parameters concerning projection and coordinate system, source, origin, class categories etc. The second part handles the case study analysis and presentation of the results from the spatial analyses and statistical extractions. This course teaches the practical tools and concepts of advanced data structuring.
NOTE: This is an internet based course. The course is part of the LUMA-GIS, the master program in GIS, but it is possible to read the course independently. You can read more about the master program, the admission requirements and other rules and regulations on the homepage of LUMA-GIS.
To read this course independently you need to fulfill the basic admission requirements of Lund University and at least 20 higher education credits in basic GIS, eg GISA01 and GISA02 or equivalent courses.