Geographic Information Systems, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course is a basic course in GIS as a distance course. The goal is to teach the basics of data management and data analysis in the program ArcMap version 10.2 or later. Structure of the course is to perform a number of exercises and report the results of these exercises in a brief report of all the logical steps of the exercise and the result obtained as described in the text including illustrative images. Examples of methods are: choropleth mapping, digitize polygons, import of GPS data, terrain analysis, georeferencing, interpolation, analysis of lidar data (point cloud), proximity analyzes and transformations between different coordinate systems. A textbook is used as theoretical support for methods and analyzes.

Subject: Earth Sciences

Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Physical Geography