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Spatial Data Infrastructure


In this course, students will explore theoretical and practical concepts of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). They will study fundamental concepts of SDI and the important factors that affect the development of SDI. Furthermore, techniques for design, implementation, management, and evaluation of SDIs will be explored. This course also includes practical and theoretical exercises relevant to current status of spatial data management and sharing, development of clearinghouse networks, SDI evaluation, and spatial enabled-society.

NOTE: This is an internet based course. You do not need to physically travel to Lund in order to attend. The course can only be taken as part of the iGEON master program.

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written exam.

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Course facts: GISN25

Level: Advanced
Credits: 5 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 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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