The objective of the course is Geographic Information Systems, with a special focus on raster systems. During the course, students will practice the main functions of the Spatial Analyst extension in the software ArcGIS. Selection with overlay techniques, interpolation of point data to create surface maps, and handling of altitude data in different file formats are parts included in the course. Existing data bases are used during the course.
Geographic Information Systems 2 - Scientific Data, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018
Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018
Type of studies
Online learning (web-based)
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
The course Geographic information systems 1, Scientific data, 7,5 ECTS credits (course code 5GV018), 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.