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.
The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning (former "Master in Spatial Development and Analysis") provides insights into the analysis of the patterns of spatial development and spatial governance in Europe, with a strong emphasis on integrative approaches and sustainable development strategies.
Masters in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Landscape Planning at the Catholic University of Avila and the Moscow State University.
The Master of Science program in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University, Copenhagen is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in surveying, land management, urban planning, environmental planning, geography or study programs with similar contents interested in understanding the concepts and obtaining the necessary skills to manage various kinds of digital geographic information.
The MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) started in September 2011. The course is designed to reflect the latest developments in spatial data analysis and visualisation reflecting CASA's reputation in the fields of geographic, urban and architectural information systems. This innovative course provides an exciting opportunity to study at UCL with an MRes acting as a pathway to a PhD or further career in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation (ASAV).
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 topics covered in this course will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of geo-information technology.
The aim of the MSc in Environmental Policy is to provide students with the professional knowledge, skills and tools to equip them for a career in the environmental field while contributing to a more sustainable and resilient future.
This postgraduate course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to work as professional planners. The MSc gives full exemption from all the educational requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
This course will develop your ability to initiate and implement advanced analysis and research in transport policy, planning and management. You will learn the techniques and methodologies you need to take decisions, or to provide the necessary information for others to take policy decisions.
Courses include topics such as land policy, land tenure systems, rural and urban development, land management, land administration, cadastre, land use planning, photogrammetry, remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and land conflict management.
This Masters Program has been selected by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission (2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123) as one of the most excellent Masters Programs in Europe.
PLANET Europe is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European spatial planning. PLANET Europe gives students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire important skills and knowledge in European spatial planning, while at the same time benefiting from Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The programme is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective.