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Cursus: NWI-MB021B
NWI-MB021B
Geographic Information Systems
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CursusNWI-MB021B
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
Categorie02 (Inleidend met voorkennis)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 1
Docent
dr. S. Hoeks
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. S. Hoeks
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Docent
prof. dr. A.M.J. Ragas
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Examinator
prof. dr. A.M.J. Ragas
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Coördinator
prof. dr. A.M.J. Ragas
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Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW4  (08-04-2024 t/m 31-08-2024)
Aanvangsblok
KW4
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
OpmerkingMaximum capacity: 50. Bachelor Biology students in the Man and the Environment trajectory have priority
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstJa
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
The student can apply GIS concepts and technologies to analyse spatial problems in biology and the environmental sciences.
Inhoud
GIS is an instrument (often a software package) that is used to study and analyse spatial data. Some of the major issues facing society today have a geographical component. This explains why GIS is used for a wide variety of applications and in a wide variety of sectors, for example:
  • Production of (topographic) maps;
  • Route planners for cars and public transport;
  • Delivery of mail;
  • Studying the dispersal of diseases;
  • Analysis of pollutant dispersal;
  • Analysis of vegetation patterns in nature development areas;
  • Spatial planning (e.g., of cities and residential areas);
  • Percision bombings;
  • Studying the dispersal of species and genes.
This GIS Course familiarizes you with GIS concepts and technology. The course focuses on GIS applications in biology and environmental studies. You will learn to think "geographically" and apply GIS software. After the course you will be able to recognize and indicate the capabilities of GIS for analysing biological and environmental issues.

Instructional Modes
  • Lectures
  • Self-study
  • Computer practicals
  • Group project
Niveau

Voorkennis
The course is open to all BSc and MSc students of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Students of other faculties have to submit a motivated request to participate in the course to the course coordinator. It is expected that students have affinity with natural science issues, especially in biology and the environmental sciences. All course material is English.
Toetsinformatie
  • written report1, counts for 25%, minimum grade 6.0
  • written report2, counts for 25%, minimum grade 6.0
  • group project, counts for 50%, minimum grade 5.5
  • Bijzonderheden
    • The course focuses on theory (geography) and mastering practical GIS skills.
    • The course ends with group project that lasts 5 working days.
    • There is a maximum number of students that can participate. Enrollment is based on date and time of enrollment and will happen automatically. ('first come first serve').
    • If the maximum capacity is exceeded, students in the Man and the Environment have priority, so please make sure to enroll for a back-up course in time!
    Verplicht materiaal
    Boek
    Ian Heywood, Sarah Cornelius and Steve Carver, An introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Prentice Hall (Pearson Education), Fourth Edition
    ISBN:9780273722595
    Werkvormen
    Computerpracticum
    AanwezigheidsplichtJa

    Cursusgebeurtenis

    Opmerking
    28 hrs of project work in groups
    Sustainability certificate
    AanwezigheidsplichtJa

    Toetsen
    Writing Assignment - Understanding GIS
    Weging1
    ToetsvormOpdracht
    GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

    Writing Assignment - Data Handling
    Weging1
    ToetsvormOpdracht
    GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

    Group Project
    Weging2
    ToetsvormProject
    GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

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