Geographic Analysis
2014-2015 - GEO3101 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

GEO1121 - GIS Intro

Expected learning outcomes

This course further elaborates analysis methods based on a basic understanding of geodatabases and elementary statistics. Students are to be capable of complex GIS analysis and of evaluating the accuracy of results. Emphasis is on how to pre-process data, on the use of statistical methods and on functionality in standard GIS software. Students also gain an insight into GIS in decision-making support and how analyses should be communicated and presented.


-Point pattern analysis and cluster detection
-Data models in geodatabases
-Analysis of continuous fields
-Analysis of discrete entities
-Organisation and presentation of analyses

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course is conducted as net based learning. This implies that all communication between tutor and student takes place in a learning management system and lectures and guidance will be made available here.


Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

- Internal examiner.
- External moderators regularly assist in reviewing content and evaluating arrangements for grading assessment

Re-sit examination

No re-sit examination

Coursework Requirements

2 mandatory assignments that must be approved.

Teaching Materials

Christopher D. Lloyd, Spatial Data Analysis ISBN 978-0-19-955432-4.

A complete list will be available in the Study Guide at startup time.