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GIS in the Social Sciences

In this course you will learn how to utilize this information for social science analysis using GIS technology.

Developments in the IT field have led to a very rapid increase in digitally available geographic information. Geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly used in research and in both private and public activities in society.

  • Course structure

    On this course you will learn to use GIS and quantitative methods in a social science setting. Several advanced analysis and sources will be used, i.a. satellite images, aerial photos, vector and raster data and attribute data.

    Teaching format

    Obligatory teaching is introduction, lectures, seminars and laboratories.

    Detailed information, including grading criteria, is presented at the course introduction and via the collaboration and learning environment Athena.



    Examination takes place through oral and written presentation of assignments and a project work.

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