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GIS and Visualisation

Geography / Teksam - environmental planning / Environmental Risk / Spatial Designs and Society
master course
Teaching language

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Administration of exams
IMT Studieadministration (imt-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
Esbern Holmes (holmes@ruc.dk)
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria


Knowledge of principles behind visualization of spatial data

  • Knowledge of basic spatial operations

  • Knowledge of principles for representation of spatial information

  • Knowledge of management-relevant data sets and their limitations

  • Skills:

  • Apply the knowledge of principles for spatial data visualization to produce relevant visualizations.

  • Apply the knowledge of basic spatial operations to plan and perform spatial analysis.

  • Apply the knowledge of management-relevant data sets and principles of spatial data representation to determine the necessity of preforming an independent data collection and the principles hereof.

  • Deconstruct solutions to spatial problems into relevant spatial operations

  • Apply and pass on acquired knowledge aimed at developing future work life

  • Competences:

  • The competence to act as the primarily responsible for the use of spatial analysis tools including GIS in both study and work contexts

  • The competence to concretize and translate non-expertly expressed wishes for spatial analysis into feasible spatial operations.

  • Make a critical assessment of the use of spatial technologies in relation to given issues

Overall content

The course aims to give the students the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to be the primary responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating spatial data in both study and work contexts. This includes the ability to translate for instance policy formulated visions to concrete operations. It is also envisaged that the student should be able to reflect critically to the use of spatial data analysis and their relevance to specific issues.

Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the exam

The students must participate in 2 of 3 rounds of pergrading of exercises.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of a series of lectures with associated lab sessions. It is expected that the students participate in the lab sessions

Type of activity

Mandatory for Nordic Urban Planning and Elective course for SDS

Form of examination
Individual written take-home assignment given by the lecturer.

The character limit of the assignment is: maximum  1.200 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The duration of the take-home assignment is 7 days and may include weekends and public holidays.

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U40824 / U40917
Last changed 01/03/2021

lecture list:

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Tuesday 14-09-2021 08:15 - 14-09-2021 12:00 in week 37
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 21-09-2021 08:15 - 21-09-2021 12:00 in week 38
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 28-09-2021 08:15 - 28-09-2021 12:00 in week 39
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 19-10-2021 08:15 - 19-10-2021 12:00 in week 42
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 26-10-2021 08:15 - 26-10-2021 12:00 in week 43
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 02-11-2021 08:15 - 02-11-2021 12:00 in week 44
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 09-11-2021 08:15 - 09-11-2021 12:00 in week 45
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 07-12-2021 08:15 - 07-12-2021 12:00 in week 49
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 14-12-2021 08:15 - 14-12-2021 12:00 in week 50
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Tuesday 21-12-2021 08:15 - 21-12-2021 12:00 in week 51
GIS and Visualisation (GEO)

Friday 07-01-2022 10:00 - Friday 14-01-2022 10:00 in week 01 and week 02
GIS and Visualisation - Written examination (GEO)

Monday 21-02-2022 10:00 - Monday 28-02-2022 10:00 in week 08 and week 09
GIS and Visualisation - Written reexamination (GEO)