Geographical knowledge: From technology to practice

Geographical knowledge: From technology to practice

The course introduces the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to understand and interpret the built environment and landscapes.

The course emphasize techniques and data sources, interpretation and presentation, as well as the theoretical discussions of the role that geographic insights convey in architecture and planning.

A wide range of professions require geographic data and spatial oriented information to visualize existing urban environments and as basis for visualizing new projects. The course aims to develop skills in the use of GIS, which enable the student to analyze a site and its spatial relations, and develop new knowledge based on processed data. The student learns to communicate any findings through graphic and cartographic visualizations.   

Credits: 6
 
Level of study: Master
Teaching semester: autumn
 
Person in charge: Espen Aukrust Hauglin
 
The course requires general computer skills