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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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MAAN6453 Readings in geoinformatics 3 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Senior assistant Niina Käyhkö, niina.kayhko@utu.fi
Preceding studies
MAAN6081 or MAAN6053 (Introduction to geoinformatics) completed. The literature exam can be used to compensate parts of these two courses (MSc in Environmental Sciences students, major in geoinformatics)

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that students revise and deepen their theoretical and applied knowledge in remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems and cartography parallel with other BSc -level geography and geoinformatics studies. Students obtain skills in the geoinformatics terminology, key methods and selected applications in the society.


- GIS functionality, spatial models, projections and coordinate systems
- digitising, editing and creating geographical information
- remote sensing
- data quality and sources of error in GIS
- vector-raster conversions, spatial data management and databases
- spatial interpolation
- GIS in decision support
- cartographic communication and visualization
- cartographic generalisation

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Written exam
Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

exam dates year around according to the schedule

Study materials

Literature in Geoinformatics (MAAN6453) examination book changes from 1.9.2011 onwards and similarly the course credits extend from 2 to 3 ECTS. New examination book is Longley PA, Goodchild MF, Maguire DJ & Rhind DW (2011, 3rd ed.): Geographic Information Systems and Science. John Wiley & Sons, 539 p. ISBN: 978-0-470-72144-5. There are several copies of this book available in the University libraries. Additional information from Niina Käyhkö.

Further information

Organization responsible: Department of Geography

Belongs to following study modules

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