Geographical Information Systems

CMM21 Elective Course 6 ECTS
Period -
Instructor Astrid Fehling


Introduction to the concepts, principles, approaches, and issues associated with Geographical Information Systems. No previous exposure to GIS is necessary. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of GIS and its role as a data management tool in coastal zone management. It will provide students with an understanding of the techniques of GIS data and spatial analysis. The course is divided between lectures and laboratories and an emphasis is placed on practical experience using GIS software (QGIS).


On completing this course the student will have:

  • An awareness of the main sources of spatially referenced data
  • Skills and practical experience in handling spatially referenced data
  • A knowledge of GIS data, data models and spatial databases
  • An appreciation of issues relating to data quality in GIS
  • An awareness of how GIS is used in coastal zone management


Exam and practical labs