LSLS10267U  Intensive GIS Course (Nordnatur)

Volume 2016/2017

Forest and Landscape Engineer

Urban Landscape Engineer

Nordnatur students from Baltic and Nordic countries

  • Collecting and using data from GPS and Smartphone
  • Pointcloud data to raster data
  • Manipulating data from UAS
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 management and forestry.  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, thesis', 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.
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

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Practical exercises
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 15
  • Project work
  • 42
  • E-Learning
  • 25
  • Total
  • 137