Advanced Geoinformatics

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.
 

Education

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

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • 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

 

Skills:

  • 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 and/or results of hands-on exercises,
  • write short, concise reports concerning problems and solutions related to advanced GIS usage

 

Competencies:

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

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

Please see the Absalon course page

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, during course
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.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcomes.

Single subject courses (day)

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