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Geographic Information Systems

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IEYS1102
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: YT 2019
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2021-2022)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Laitinen, Asseri
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3003EY2018V-4A, YT2019-3A2022-01-04 – 2022-04-30Asseri Laitinen, Tiina Rinta-RahkoFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2022-2023.

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the methods and applications of using GIS in analysing the environment and energy technolgoy applications.

The student acquires capacity to produce information and thematic maps using GIS softwares and is able to analyse information provided in databases. The student understands the principles of the GIS tools.

Student's Workload

Total work load 135 h, of which
- scheduled stuides 70 h
- autonomous studies 65 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites


Methodology of geographic information systems, management how to deal with and manage data and information resources. Geoinformation analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis.

Applications of geographic information in land use planning, in the control of the environment and it's qualities and in energy technology.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material given by lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Practical training and guided classroom work on the use of GIS software and supporting lecturing.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student shows development tendency, masters the requirements and the contents of the study unit and can apply what s/he has learn in independent work excellently. The student has completed all assignments in a given time.
Grade 3: The student masters the majority of requirements and the contents of the study unit and is able to apply well what s/he has learnt in independent work. The student has completed all requires assignments.
Grade 1: The student shows that s/he knows some of the requirements and contents of the study unit and can apply what s/he has learn when assisted. The student has completed all required assignments with grade pass.

Assessment Methods