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: 2022-09-28
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits and participation in Groundwater 5 credits and Runoff 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course 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

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • 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

Last modified: 2022-04-26