FOR-259 (GIS204)

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

  • Master students in Forest sciences and in Environmental change and global sustainability, and other master students in relevant master´s degree programmes
  • IV period, odd years
  • Preceding studies: ME-203 / ME-204 / relevant studies

Aim

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.

Content

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

Study material will be informed in lectures.

Completion

K 20 – H 50 – R10 – I 50

Evaluation

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.

Responsible teacher

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

Additional information

Teaching in English. Opetus järjestetään englanniksi.

Link to registration

https://weboodi.helsinki.fi/hy/opintjakstied.jsp?OpinKohd=117473014