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Global issues, such as distribution of natural and water resources, urban development and sprawl, security and energy needs all involve a significant spatial component. These issues offer fascinating challenges for geoinformatics experts who can measure and handle huge data volumes and analysis of complex geospatial problems. Geoinformatics (GIS) is a truly multidisciplinary discipline: the research and applications comprise a wide range of themes from local to global scales, and from human-centered to natural environments. The rapid expansion of geo-technologies from GIS experts to the global public has created a wide job market for geoinformatics professionals.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the Minor in Geoinformatics, the student can apply the methods and processes in

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spatial data acquisition. The student can manage geoinformation and create cartographic products and also organize the use of spatial data in various problem solving and decision support situations. The student understands and can apply spatial data management tools, spatial algorithms and relevant software. Understanding user requirements as well as assessment of uncertainty, accuracy and reliability concerning geo data, methods and processes are other key learning outcomes.

The minor will be 25 ECTS and will comprise five courses (each 5 ECTS) from the lists below.

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