FOR-259 (GIS204)

FOR-259 GIS and RS in environmental and land use applications (5 credits)

  • Code: FOR-259
  • Timing: IV period, odd years
  • Preceding studies: ME-203 / ME-204 / relevant studies
  • Replaces the former course GIS204 (83454) Environmental GIS 5 cr


The course concentrates on GIS and Remote Sensing applications of the environmental and land-use sciences. It introduces the students to Environmental and land-use GIS -systems and their applications through research study cases.


Course consists of 3 Modules (Lectures & Exercises)

1) GIS and RS in large scale mapping & monitoring applications
2) GIS based ecological, environmental and land-use analyses
3) Environmental GIS products & databases

Programs: QGIS, R

Study material and literature

Study material will be informed in lectures.


K 20 – H 50 – R10 – 1 50


The course grade is determined according to the practical exercises (50 %) and the written examination (50 %), which will both be evaluated on the scale of 0-5.Other information


Other information

Teaching in English.

Responsible person

Prof. Markus Holopainen in Forest sciences, Univ. Lect. Tarmo Virtanen in Environmental change and global sustainability

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