Geographic Information Systems 2 - Scientific Data
Spring Term 2023
About the course
The objective of this course is to understand how geographic information systems can be used to analyze raster data, in particular digital elevation models, using the software ArcGIS. Assignments are based on solving problems within ecology and Earth science by, for example, interpolating spatial data, determining stream networks and catchments, and creating least-cost paths.
Geographic Information Systems 2 - Scientific Data, 7.5 credits
Spring Term 2023
22 March 2023
4 June 2023
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of other 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.
The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
17 October 2022. How to apply
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.