LFKB10267U Intensive GIS Course (Nordnatur)

Volume 2015/2016
  • QGIS, GPS and tablet- Collecting and using data from GPS
  • Crowdsourcing. Collecting data from mobile devices  e.g. Smartphones
  • DTM Digital Terrain Model. Interpolation Z-data and manipulation.
  • Rasterdata: Satellitephotos and raster
Learning Outcome

The objectives of this course are to give the student an effective approach to the use of GIS and GPS, with focus on work in nature conservation, forestry and outdoor planning.  By bringing together students from several studies and from different countries it will be possible to create groups of professional and personal networks of users.  Such networks can create a stimulating environment for using GIS and GPS in a much wider scope than the course’s immediate objectives.

On the completion of this course

The student will be able to:

  • Collect data by fieldwork and through aerial photographs
  • Processing and analysing data.
  • Publish results on webGIS
  • Get adequate knowledge of GIS so that you can continue your own studies
  • Ideas about what GIS can be used in other disciplines, and possible future options






  • To possess a comprehensive insight into maps in general and GIS in specific – from map reading to creating/collecting, storing, transforming, and presenting digital spatial data.
  • To apply maps and spatial analytical results to articles, theses, project reports etc, produced after attending the course.



Basic GIS and comprehensive knowledge of IT including good practical skills.
Formal lectures, hands-on exercises and project work.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 22
  • Practical exercises
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 56
  • Project work
  • 70
  • Total
  • 204
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Assessment of the assignments and the final report. The project work has to be displayed as a public poster and accepted. Further, the compulsory hand-ins has to be accepted
Exam registration requirements
80 % of the assignments has to be approved
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
The form at re-examination can be different from the exam
Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome