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Geographical Information Systems, introduction


This course is an online course - you do not need to travel to Lund in order to attend.

Course content

This is an introductory course in GIS. The course prepares you to address general geographical problems in the society and environment and  shows you how they can be handled using GIS. It is a balanced mix of theoretical foundation and practical applications:

  • cartography and map projections
  • raster/vector data models and analyses
  • databases and attributes
  • data capture and visualization


Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written examination. By completing the course you will have a basic, theoretical and practical understanding of GIS. You will also be able to work independently with various types of geographical data in GIS.


Course coordinator

Course facts

Level: Basic
Credits: 15 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements, upper secondary school course English B or equivalent.
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

Course syllabus