Specification of GIS in Organisations
2009-2010 - GEO2172 - 7.5 ECTS


Basic knownledge in Geographical Information Systems, e.g. GEO1121 GIS Intro

On the basis of

GEO1121 GIS Intro

Expected learning outcomes

On completing this course module, a student will be able to:
- identify a user/an organisations needs for geographical information
- fit these needs into the current framework (internal and external)
- formulate the needs in a specification
- identify important initiatives used to establish geographical infrastructures on national and international level.
- analyse and compare different GI strategies (Geographical Infrastructure)


The course is structured into 5 parts:
- Analysing an organisation
- Specification of geographical services
- Spatial Data Infrastructrues (SDI)
- Policy, legal and economical aspects of GIS use
- GI Strategies Case study based on EIS (Environmental Information Systems) studies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Netbased teaching

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Evaluation of 4 projects


Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Teaching Materials

List available in Study Guide at startup time.