Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

lgeo1342  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
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
Lectures integrating elements of flipped classroom and presentations by professionals. Practical sessions.
Evaluation methods
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
All useful ressources are on Moodle.
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 Population and Development Studies

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

Master [120] in Public Health

Minor in Scientific Culture

Bachelor in Geography : General

Minor in Geography

Advanced Master in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences