In-depth knowledge of geographical information systems



15 credits




Learn more about geographical information systems (GIS) for data management and advanced analyses. This course requires fundamental knowledge of GIS and ArcGIS Pro software, so is ideal if you need to perform complex visualisations and analysis using GIS. It includes applied examples from the labour market and research.

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A wide range of potential careers Because geography is an interdisciplinary subject, it touches on areas in the other social sciences, as well as in the humanities and natural sciences. This means that studying geography can lead to careers in areas that range from urban planning, teaching, journalism, environmental law, emergency planning and conservation to being a GIS officer or recycling consultant, in the public or the private sectors.
Data management, advanced analysis and visualisation This distance learning course builds upon GIS I and is also run as half of full-time studies. It has an in-depth section on GIS theory, and a larger, practical section in which GIS is used to solve problems with different data types and analyses, as well as an individual project. It covers data management and advanced analyses and visualisations, such as complex layouts and 3D maps, as well as overlay analysis of a larger number of data layers with different characteristics. There are applied examples from the labour market and research. All teaching is in English, and all examination assignments can be written in English or Swedish.
A vision of the world Geography is an interdisciplinary subject that unites the social sciences and natural sciences in studying the Earth, applying a unifying vision that is necessary to solve many contemporary environmental and social problems. We are constantly exposed to geographic information in the media and our information society is dependent on geographic information systems (GIS) for traffic management, fire and rescue services, weather information and product marketing. Interpreting geographic information is one of a geographer's tasks, but the most important question is: Why are things like this just here? Geographic knowledge is important for social planning and for preserving the environment, often relating to the location and dimensions of housing, workplaces, services and transport systems, as well as to the interaction between man and environment in a wider perspective.