Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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MAAN6451 Methods in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (v) 7 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Niina Käyhkö
Preceding studies
Prerequisites: MAAN6081 or equivalent study records.

Learning outcomes

To obtain advanced theoretical and applied knowledge on different geographical analysis techniques in GIS, including how to describe, evaluate, manage, analyse and visualise geographical information with raster and vector models. Student will obtain skills in using different types of geographical data sets and analyses techniques available in the GIS software ArcGIS.


The course covers the following topics: revising principles for geographical phenomena and analyses, databases and geographical data models, geographical and attribute data management, data quality and interoperability, spatial interpolation principles and applications, neighbourhood analyses techniques, overlay analyses methods, spatial modelling, network analyses and visualisation.

Teaching methods

Demonstrations and practical + independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Project / practical work and Portfolio and Participation in classroom work and Written exam

Participation to demonstrations and practical work + portfolio + written exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written exam 100% of the mark, including portfolio

Recommended year of study

3. year autumn, LuK 3 (geography major).

Study materials

Demonstrations notes, distributed literature, practical material (instructions and portfolio) and virtual resources via the Internet.

Further information

Sign-up during the teaching period 1 in NettiOpsu. Approximately 20-24 students will be accepted on the course based on their major subject and previous study records.

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules