Geographic Information Systems

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode GEGIS
Vaknaam Geographic Information Systems
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Geographic Information Systems
Leerdoelen A. Gain insight into the principles and applications of Geographic Information Systems
B. Collect spatial data in the field (primary) and from geoportals (secondary)
C. Use basic analysis techniques to analyze spatial data
D. Visualize, map and communicate spatial data
E. Apply GIS skills and knowledge to solve a spatial problem
Omschrijving Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are designed to collect, analyze and display spatial data to solve spatial problems. Central in this course is the ability to address geo-spatial questions with GIS in a reseach context. Students learn how to conceptualize spatial objects or phenomena, and how to collect, analyze and map spatial data. In the first part of the course students learn GIS concepts and theories, and GIS skills (software). In the second part they learn how to apply these skills and knowledge to solve a spatial problem.
Uren per week 14
Onderwijsvorm Computer practicals, Guest lectures, Learning communities, Lectures, Practicals
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with multiple choice questions digital, Group assignments digital
(and practical exam digital)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. D. Vos
Docent(en) E. Margaritis, PhD. ,dr. D. Vos ,dr. ir. S.G. Weitkamp
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Mapping, Society, and Technology *** see remarks below Manson, S., Matson, L., Kernik, M., Deluca, E., Bonsal, D., and Nelson, S. (2017)
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems ** see remarks below Campbell, E, Shin, M. (2012)
FutureLearn MOOC: “Privacy in Research”
Opmerkingen ** PDF:

*** PDF:

Not open for students from other faculties.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 1 semester II b verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 1 semester II b verplicht