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Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The objective of the course is Geographic Information Systems, with a special focus on vector systems. During the course, students will practice the main functions of the software ArcGIS by, for example, making thematic maps, working with raster and vector files, digitalizing vector files and spatially analyzing different layers in maps. Students will train in the use of the Swedish co-ordinate system. Digital data from Swedish public authorities are used as course material.

Application and eligibility

Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Online learning (web-based)

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

At least 30 ECTS credits in science or technology at university level, or equivalent knowledge. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, course coordinator