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Geoinformatics: Key Concepts and Challenges, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s programme in Science Sustainable Development
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Geoinformatics - GOI
  COURSE CODE   746A10
After completed the course the students should show a deeper knowledge of advanced issues in Geoinformatics computational methods for handling spatial data.
-Theoretical perspectives on capture, handling, preparation and analysis of geographic and spatial data with GIS and spatial Information and Communication Technologies ICT.
- Methods for Spatial analyses, cartographic algebra and networks to handle and analyse spatial questions within Science for Sustainable Development.
- Spatial analytical methods to identify clusters and diffusion of physical as well as biological and non-material properties (languages, dialects, names, habits, etc).
- Applications of GIS based models to analyse, simulate and mediate spatial and dynamic events in two or more dimensions.
- Implementation and dissemination of ICT and GIS for Sustainable Development
The course is organised as a series of lectures, seminars and practical exercise sessions completed with self-studies.
The examination in the course consists of a written termreport on a selected topic. The student must also participate actively in all teaching sessions.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "ENGELSKA B" is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. iELTS: at least overall score 6.0.
All applicants must show in-depth studies for at least one year in a field relevant for the course such as anvironmental science, water resources, geography, economics, social anthropology, political science, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, history and biology or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Geoinformatics: Key Concepts and Challenges
Geoinfomatik: Nyckelkoncept och utmaningar
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IDA - Department of Computer and Information
Registrar No: 1334/06-41   Course Code: 746A10      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Geoinformatics - GOI          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     GOI   TE