GIS in Geoscience 7.5 credits

GIS i geovetenskap
Second cycle, O7021K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 20 Jun 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Jun 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography
Main field of study

Entry requirements

90 credits in Natural Resourses Technology, Geoscience, Chemistry or Corresponding

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The main goals for the course are: 1) to be able to use common tools for processing of geo-spatial data, with special emphasis on geo-scientific data  2) to be able to use common tools for processing and visualisation in a 3D environment, with special emphasis on mining geology 3) to carry out basic processing of geophysical data

Basics of GIS
Map projections and coordinate systems
Basic geographic analysis
Interpolation and preparation of contour maps, elevation models
Downhole data in a GIS, databases for downhole data
Geographic data capture, remote sensing
Digital image processing with special emphasis on geophysical maps
Computer practicals in GIS with geological and geophysical data
Computer practicals with 3D modelling and 3D visualisation of geological data

The course consists of lectures and computer practicals

Approved exercise reports, written seminar assignment and short written test.

Transition terms

The course O7021K is equal to O7010K.

Tobias Bauer

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Program documentation, lecture notes

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001GIS-laborationG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA12
0002Written testU G#3.00MandatoryA12
0003Seminar assignmentU G#1.50MandatoryA12

Study guidance
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