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Geographical Information Systems, introduction

GISA21- for IGEON programme students only
This course is given online - you do not need to travel to Lund in order to attend. It can only be taken within the iGEON master program.

Course content

This is an introductory course in GIS. It is a balanced mix of theoretical foundation and practical applications:

  • cartography and map projections
  • raster/vector data models and analyses
  • databases and attributes
  • data capture and visualization


Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written examination. By completing the course you will have a basic, theoretical and practical understanding of GIS. You will also be able to work independently with various types of geographical data in GIS.


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Course facts

Level: Basic
Credits: 15 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements, upper secondary school course English B or equivalent.
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

Course syllabus

For current students

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund

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