Syllabus for GIS for Water Resources

GIS för vattenresurser

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV444
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and Groundwater 5 credits and Runoff 5 credits
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Transform coordinate systems and projections
  • Use geographic information systems (GIS) to assess and model environmental, geoscientific processes and environmental problems
  • Use digital elevation models to perform morphometric analyses of catchments

Content

Basic principles of GIS: Boolean operations, vector and raster models
Basic cartography: transformation of coordinate systems and projections, distributed statistics.
Analysis of catchments, flow paths and topographic wetness index.
Analysis of environmental aquatic transport processes, water resource planning and environmental impact assessment.

Instruction

Lectures and computer exercises.

Assessment

Assignments 4 hp, exercises 1 hp. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

  • De Smith, Michael John; Goodchild, Michael F.; Longley, Paul A. Geospatial analysis : a comprehensive guide to principles, techniques and software tools

    Leicester: Matador, cop. 2007

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