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.
Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018
Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018
Type of studies
Online learning (web-based)
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
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.
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 deadline was
16 October 2017.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.