Syllabus for GIS for Water Resources

GIS för vattenresurser

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 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: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-05-02
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2016
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and Groundwater 5 credits and Runoff 5 credits
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon 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.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 36, 2016

  • 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

    Find in the library