Geo-information and spatial planning is the application of information science to geography, geology and other geo-sciences. It deals with spatial information of any kind in terms of nature, classification, structure, etc.
It focuses on improving existing and developing new technologies that are used to collect, analyse, distribute, interpret, transform, visualize, etc. data about space of any sort. A big contribution to this field was brought by the development of informatics and the tools it provides for data manipulation. Informatics is an important component of the geo-information and spatial planning discipline and good knowledge and skills in this field are, if not necessary, at least a great advantage.
As space is becoming more and more scare, the issue of good special planning is delicate and highly specialised professionals are needed to analyse, develop and plan spatial strategies all over the world, for a sustainable development of the human society. Research Institutes, governmental agencies, public authorities and private consultancies are just a few of the potential employer of a graduate in the field of geo-information and spatial planning.
This postgraduate degree allows students with an undergraduate qualification in another field to extend their knowledge in either surveying or geographic information systems.
This postgraduate degree produces graduates who are skilled in spatial science investigations, evaluation and synthesis. It allows students to enhance their knowledge of a particular surveying or spatial science information discipline area for application, research or management purposes.
A Certificate in Environmental Planning and Design will prepare students to develop a strategy to implement sustainable design practices at the landscape scale. An overview of planning tools, including the use of Geographic Information Systems, environmental impact analyses, and the principles of sustainable design will be integrated in this program.
This Certificate in Environmental Sustainability will focus on the integration of several distinct topic areas, including sustainability, policy (energy and environmental), economics, and global resource allocation. Students will focus on the impact of policy on the implementation of sustainable practices, sustainable design, and energy resources on the national and global scale.
M.Sc. in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Landscape Planning at the Catholic University of Avila and the Moscow State University.
Beginning Fall 2014, students will have the option of completing the Geogrpahic Information System Technology (MS-GIST) program fully online. This comprehensive program is designed to meet the important educational needs of working professionals seeking to improve their career standing as well as recent graduates seeking employment in the high-growth geospatial industries. The program is intended for students with either extensive or limited experience in GIST. The MS-GIST program does not require a master's thesis and can be obtained in three semesters. The program does not require a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission.
The University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning program is designed to empower planning professionals with the practical knowledge to make more resourceful and long-term decisions, to find the balance between protection and change in their projects, to improve overall quality of life, and to apply new technologies.
Sustainable development requires innovative strategies, new conceptual and practical tools and holistic policies. This Masters programme is a full one year option within the masters speciality Innovation et territoire of the geographical department at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France.
The international Master study programme "Forest Information Technology (FIT)" is an interdisciplinary education offer with its main focus on environmental information technologies (IT) such as geographic information systems, remote sensing, database management, forest ecosystem modelling and management and landscape research. But the the majority of modules is related to IT fundamentals and forest and environment related applications of IT.
The University of Haifa's International Master's Degree in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist.
The topics covered in this course will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of geo-information technology.