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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Advanced Geoinformatics

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Lasse Møller-Jensen (3-7b7c794f78767d3d7a843d737a)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NIGK15001U

Course content

This course constitutes the introduction to the MSc specialization in Geoinformatics (in combination with its counterpart within Remote Sensing).  The primary aim of the course is to position its participants firmly at the most advanced level concerning theories and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geoinformatics in general. This is done within a multi-disciplinary framework rooted in the field of Geography. A secondary aim is an alignment of competences acquired at the BSc level to provide all participants with the necessary skills and software platform knowledge for the advanced courses within the MSc specialization in Geoinformatics.

The course covers a number of topics under the following themes: Advanced use of GIS for applications within Geography; Theories of spatial analysis and GIS; Advanced methods for spatial analysis and modeling; Introduction to different GIS platforms; Topology and data editing; Data Capture and Advanced methods for mapping, visualization and communication of spatial information.

Learning outcome


  • theories of advanced GIS and Geoinformatics,
  • advanced application of GIS and Geoinformatics for spatial analysis and optimization,
  • GIS platforms and concepts,
  • strategies for mapping, disseminating and communicating geograhical information,
  • methods for data capture



  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyze methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use scientific definitions and terms correctly.
  • give short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write short, concise reports aimed at colleagues, public institutions or research institutions.



Ability to address complex scientific problems by linking advanced knowledge from Geoinformatics and Geography.

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent

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MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject


Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

The form of teaching is exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.


25 students (1 class of 25).




Please see the Absalon course page


Category Hours
Theory exercises 35
Project work 35
Preparation 136
English 206


Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 min
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.


All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcomes.

Censorship form

External censorship


Resubmission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

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