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Geographical Information Systems - Introduction 2

GISA24 distance 7,5 credits

The course is a freestanding online course that is given as an introduction to the subject. In combination with the course GISA23 (7.5 credits) the course provides entry to further studies in the area geographic information science.

Course content

The aim of the course is to, together with the knowledge that has been acquired in the course GISA23, give supplementary basic theoretical and practical knowledge of concepts and methods for treatment and analysis of geographic data with geographic Information systems (GIS), It is also an introduction to cartography and geodesy.

The course gives a broad theoretical base to wider work with digital geographic data. This course builds on from the previous basic skills to a take your understanding and practical skills in GIS to the next level. The components in GIS technology that is treated includes basic cartography including projections,reference systems, geographic data in digital form (maps, images and tables) and basic analysis of geographic data in raster and vector format as well as cartographic and graphical presentation of digital map materials. The course highlights general geographic problems within environment and society through practical GIS-applications. Emphasis is put on the understanding of representation and analysis of spatial elements. Special emphasis is placed on cartographic presentation of digital geographic data.

Course design

The course and internet course. You may study this course at 100 % or 50 % study pace. The course is divided into thematic modules. The theoretical sections are composed by recorded video lectures and text material that is distributed via a digital learning environment. Each theoretical section contains theoretical and practical written assignments. All written assignments are compulsory.

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Course facts

Level: Basic
Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Period: Spring and autumn
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Entry to the course requires GISA23 Geographic information systems - introduction 1,
7.5 credits or the equivalent knowledge.

Course syllabus