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Geographic Analysis and Visualization in GIS

Through geographical analyzes, we understand our surroundings and can give ourselves opportunities to make decisions.

The course deals with spatial analysis, database design, modeling and visualization in GIS. For a geoscientist or geographer it is important to be able to collect and assess data from maps, establish geographic databases, and use digital data from various sources. It is just as important to be able to assess the content of survey data for analysis, compilation and presentation using geographic IT.

In this course you will collaborate to analyse and present digital geodata within a range of current research issues. The course is intended to give the skills needed to conduct a GIS based project. The project tasks are picked from needs in research, municipalities, counties and consultancy companies.

Please note: To be able to manage this course you need good computer skills and practical experience in using Remote Sensing and GIS.

The course is part of Master's Programme in Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS. The course can also be read as a separate course.

  • Course structure

    The goal of the course is that you will learn how to plan and execute a GIS-based project from start to finish. The course is based on several small projects that will lead up to a final project. 


    • Theory and Case Studies, 7 credits
    • Project, 8 hp

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.


    For details see syllabus. 

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Gustaf Hugelius

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course coordinator
    Gustaf Hugelius