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GIS and Physical Planning


Course contents

This course teaches you how GIS can be integrated in physical planning processes and used for decision support. You will get an overview of:

  • theories and concepts of physical planning
  • laws and conventions of political processes in physical planning
  • the role of architectural characteristics and building traditions
  • strategies for conducting suitability analysis for different physical planning needs

You are trained to apply this knowledge to solve real-life problems. You will analyze case studies and problems associated with planning both in real-time and long-term.

Throughout the whole course the level of teaching is high, and the course participants are challenged with a variety of exercises and case studies on which to apply knowledge gained.

Distance education

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. You can read more about the master program, the admission requirements and other rules and regulations on the iGEON website.

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. Evaluation is based on corrected and approved exercises sent to the teachers.

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Course facts: GISN14

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
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 7 or better; Internet connection

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

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