Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEO260)
The course aims to prepare students to read, understand, interpret, and create maps and other products from maps for (geo)scientific purposes. At the end of the semester, students should have an understanding of what it means to create a map. This course is intended to be beneficial for other courses and thesis projects.
Mapping techniques with the use of geographic information systems (GIS)
Field mapping with use of GPS
Basic programming for spatial analysis
Reading and understanding scientific literature
Writing scientific summary of work
Present work in scientific manner
Construction of maps and understanding their significance
Interdependence of science and spatial studies
Be able to apply spatial knowledge and get relevant results by using specialized software or equipment
Be able to perform basic spatial analysis functions using specialized software and basic programming
Be able to create and interpret maps
Background in geographic information science that can be used as a basis for other areas of study
Have an understanding of geographic information science, including basic database theory and general cartographic theory
Be able to communicate and explain geographic information in applications to geology or other fields of study
Required prerequisite knowledge
GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate, GEO110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, GEO210 Structural Geology
Home exam, project and written report
Form of assessment
The course has a continuous assessment. The semester assignment is a group project. Mid-term exam resit possibilities are offered in the spring semester; report and semester assignment resits are only available during the normal running of the course. All parts must be passed in order to pass the course.Course communications will be via email and Canvas. It's up to the student to make sure e-mail is set up correctly with the University.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.