Syllabus for GIS for Water Resources

GIS för vattenresurser

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV444
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-03-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 26, 2022
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and Groundwater 5 credits and Runoff 5 credits.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • 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


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.


Lectures and computer exercises.


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

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.