2009-2010 - GEO2182 - 10 ECTS


Basic knowledge in GIS, equivalent to GEO1121 GIS Intro

On the basis of

GEO1121 GIS Intro

Expected learning outcomes

After completing this course, a student will have good theoretical and practical understanding of the more theoretical and technical aspects of GIS, and will be able to use this to work independently with complex problems from natural and social/ humanistic sciences.


The course is structured into 8 parts.
- Remote Sensing
- Digitalisation and Image rectification
- Map accuracy assessment
- Interpolation
- Database handling
- Advanced GIS analysis
- Topographical modelling
- Implementation of GIS

Teaching Methods


Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Assessment based on 4 hand-ins

Grading Scale

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

Teaching Materials

- de By, R (ed), 2001: Principles of Geographic Information Systems, 2nd edition. ITC Educational Textbook Series, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-6164-184-5
- Jansen L, Huurneman G (eds), 2001: Principles of Remote Sensing. ITC Educational Textbook Series, The Nehterlands. ISBN 90-6164-183-7
- Burrough/McDonnell, 1998: Principles of Geographical Information Systems. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-823365-5
- Longley/Goodchild/Maguire/Rhind, 2005: Geographic Information Systems and Science. Wiley. ISBN 0-470-87001-X