Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

lgeo1342  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 -To develop an understanding of the basic principles and of the functionalities of a Geographical Information System, including spatial data acquisition, storage, and manipulation, spatial analysis techniques, and the creation and presentation of a GIS. -To master the use of a GIS software (e.g. ArcView GIS and its extension Spatial Analyst) -To develop the competence to present and analyse spatial data within the frame of a GIS.
 
Content
Develop an understanding of the basic principles and functionalities of a geographic information system, including acquisition, storage, and processing of spatial data, spatial analysis methods, the creation and presentation of a GIS. Master the use of a GIS software (eg ArcView GIS and the "spatial analyst extension"). Develop the capacity to present and analyse spatial data in a GIS.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures integrating elements of flipped classroom and presentations by professionals. Practical sessions.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Theory: written exam during the session (30%), course activities (continued evaluation and a presentation on geotechnology) (20%); practicals (50%): written practical exam in the session.
Same modalities in the second session. The marks of course activities are attached to each exam session in the academic year.
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=14787
Teaching materials
  • matériel sur moodle
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Public Health

Advanced Master in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Minor in Geography

Bachelor in Geography : General

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General