Geographical Analysis 5702

Course Objectives

The course will provide students with insight into various analysis methods in GIS, and the they will learn to use this in different situations. The course will consider theory in relation to practical problems, and provide students with practice in the use of programme software with regard to relevant topics.

Course Description

The course will focus on analyses within the field of object-oriented GIS (vector) and field (raster), and combinations of these wherever it is relevant. The course includes overlay operations, scales/data types, network analyses, dynamic segmentation, interpolation, terrain modelling, hydrological modelling of precipitation areas, spatial statistical methods with spatial auto correlation, point pattern analysis and polygon overlap analyses, decision analysis with Boolean analyses and fuzzy modelling, cartography. Each lecture will include exercises that focus on practical situations in relation to these topics.

Learning Methods

6-8 hours of lectures/practice per week in the spring semester.

Assessment Methods

Groups of 4-5 will complete two home assignments; an individual, written 4-hour final examination. The group assignment counts for 30% of the final grade and the final examination counts 70%. Both parts of the assessment must achieve passing grades.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Administrator User <>, last modified Ralph Ingemar Stålberg - 21/12/2006