NIGK15001U Advanced Geoinformatics

Volume 2015/2016

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics


This course constitutes the introduction to the MSc specialization in Geoinformatics (in combination with its counterpart within Remote Sensing).  The primary aim of the course is to position its participants firmly at the most advanced level concerning theories and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geoinformatics in general. This is done within a multi-disciplinary framework rooted in the field of Geography. A secondary aim is an alignment of competences acquired at the BSc level to provide all participants with the necessary skills and software platform knowledge for the advanced courses within the MSc specialization in Geoinformatics.

The course covers a number of topics under the following themes: Advanced use of GIS for applications within Geography; Theories of spatial analysis and GIS; Advanced methods for spatial analysis and modeling; Introduction to different GIS platforms; Topology and data editing; Data Capture and Advanced methods for mapping, visualization and communication of spatial information.

Learning Outcome


  • theories of advanced GIS and Geoinformatics,
  • advanced application of GIS and Geoinformatics for spatial analysis and optimization,
  • GIS platforms and concepts,
  • strategies for mapping, disseminating and communicating geograhical information,
  • methods for data capture



  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyze methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use scientific definitions and terms correctly.
  • give short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write short, concise reports aimed at colleagues, public institutions or research institutions.



Ability to address complex scientific problems by linking advanced knowledge from Geoinformatics and Geography.

Please see the Absalon course page

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
The form of teaching is exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 min
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcomes.