The student is able to:
- explain how to generate information about the Earth from data stored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
- apply methods for the exploration, analysis, integration, synthesis and presentation of spatial data, at a proper scale;
- apply knowledge on geo-information systems in a project setting, to analyse how spatial processes influence individual human beings;
- explain how a GIS can be used to analyse the consequences of an event or intervention for individuals;
- vizualise spatial information with respect to the user group.
In phase one of quartile 9 the student will get lectures in combination with (un)supervised exercises. Lectures and exercises are designed such that the basics of storing, accessing and analyzing geo information are covered. |
In the second phase of quartile 9 knowledge on GIS is applied in various application domains. During this 3 week phase, students are encouraged to find creative solutions in the use, design and analysis of GIS functionalities. Treated in this phase are the concepts of multi-scale and geometric aspects of mapping in a GIS context, dissemination methods and environments, with emphasis on online and interactive methods.
The final part of this module consist of an inter- or multi-disciplinary project. Projects with an international flavour related to the various societal benefit areas (SBA’s) are proposed from which the students can choose. Focus is on how GIS can be used effectively by combining (geo-) information to provide possible solutions/plans and to allow an efficient communication with stakeholders