Geoinformatics – University of Copenhagen

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Geoinformatics

Graduates with the profile in Geoinformatics will be able to address the following topics at a high scientific and application-oriented level:

  • state-of-the-art digital spatial data, analytical tools and GIS/EO software.
  • how geoinformatics including GIS and EO may be integrated in different scientific fields including environmental monitoring and modelling on both local and global scales.

Skills

The graduates will be able to:

  • Perform advanced GIS/EO-based spatial analysis, based on relevant data sets and appropriate methods.
  • Manage relevant GIS/EO software on an advanced level including programming and automation.
  • Conduct effective visual communication of spatial data and the results of spatial analysis.
  • Select appropriate EO data and methodology for areas covering the interaction between environmental resources, the dynamics and management of global and local land use, and global climate change.
  • Assess data quality, e.g. in terms of uncertainty, in order to understand and describe the limitations of current EO and GIS technology.
  • Integrate EO data with other data in a GIS environment.
  • Communicate results of research and projects orally and in writing.

Knowledge

  • Theory and concepts within GIS, GIscience, and remote sensing (Earth Observation/EO).
  • Advanced use of geographical information systems (GIS) for applications within Geography, including spatial planning.
  • Acquiring, processing and applications of contemporary remote sensing for environmental monitoring and modelling.
  • Advanced methods for spatial analysis and modelling.
  • Programing, Customization and Automation in GIS.
  • Different GIS/EO platforms.
  • Relevant GIS data models.
  • State-of-the-art environmental monitoring algorithms within optical and thermal infrared remote sensing.
  • Processing of data from registers and digital maps.
  • Advanced methods of mapping and visualizations.

The programme can be structured in two ways, depending on the size of your thesis (45 or 60 ECTS):

Programme structure (thesis: 45 ECTS)

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 45 ECTS – see list of courses below
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere Advanced Geoinformatics
Year 2 Thesis

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Programme structure (thesis: 60 ECTS)

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 30 ECTS – see list of courses below
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 60 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere Advanced Geoinformatics
Year 2 Thesis

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You are obliged to choose courses worth at least 15 ECTS from this list:

Choose your remaining courses from this list: