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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 10. February - 28. February 2025
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 6 ECTS
  • Course:CMM2106

About the course

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, principles, approaches, and issues associated with Geographical Information Systems, including community-based mapping. No previous exposure to GIS is necessary. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of GIS and the role of GIS as a tool in natural resource management. It will provide students with an understanding of the techniques of GIS data and spatial analysis. The course involves lectures as well as a laboratory component with an emphasis on practical experience using open source GIS software.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can identify the main sources of spatially referenced data.
  • can explain GIS data, data models and spatial databases.
  • can illustrate how GIS is used in coastal studies.
  • has demonstrated skills and practical experience in handling spatially referenced data.
  • can appraise issues relating to data quality in GIS.
  • can locate and utilize existing geographic information data sets, online and elsewhere, for specific project areas.
  • can identify which mapping methods and tools are most appropriate for achieving the desired objectives in a given community and/ or situation.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Final Exam: Assignment