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.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAAN6001 Introduction to geoinformatics 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Niina Käyhkö

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the students understand the basic concepts and methods of geoinformatics in various spatial and cartographic applications in the society. These include remote sensing, map projections, coordinate systems, positioning technologies, databases, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and cartographic communication. The student knows where geographical data can be obtained, is able to evaluate the quality and content of the data sets and knows how to use them, including interpretation, storage, queries, analyses and presentation of geographical information visually and numerically.


- geographical information and data sets
- history and development of cartography
- map projections and coordinate systems
- remote sensing
- databases and statistical data
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- positioning technologies and applications
- geographical analyses and interpretation
- cartographic communication and visualization
- Internet map services

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Sufficient skills in computing (excel, word, university network, internet browsing, image processing) are required.

Teaching methods

Demonstrations and practical , self-studying, portfolio, written exam

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s) and Participation in classroom work and Portfolio and Written exam

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Numeric 0-5 according to the performance in the exam

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

demonstration notes and readings, practical material, virtual material (internet)

Further information

Organization responsible: Geography Division, Department of Geography and Geology

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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