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Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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Geographical information systems, or GIS, focuses on improving existing technologies as well as developing new ones in order to collect, analyse, distribute, interpret, transform and visualise data about the surface of the earth and its geography. A good knowledge of informatics is required in order to succeed in programmes in geographical information systems. Specialised computer software is used to display detailed data about the earth's surface. Geographical information systems degrees gather elements from other disciplines like geography, computer sciences, earth sciences, physics and sustainable development.

Geographical information systems programmes offer knowledge on spatial analysis of geographical information systems, advanced Python scripting, cartographic design and visualisation, web mapping, space imagery and processing.

Masters in geographical information systems will enable students to use geospatial technology and to develop solutions related to spatial planning. Degrees in geographical information systems will equip students with mathematical skills required in conducting spatial analysis and evaluating data. Future geographical information specialists will learn how to gather and organise scientific information and will be able to make conclusive researches based on elements related to cartography, topology and geology.

Graduates have many possible opportunities in areas such as: agriculture, archaeology, conservation, demography, economics, emergency management, natural resource management, urban planning, or ecology. They pursue jobs like: geographical information systems specialist, civil engineer, urban planner, geologist and environmental scientist.

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Suggested Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

M.Sc. Geoinformatics

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) 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.

Denmark
M.Sc. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course at Ulster University is designed to provide a broad-based education in the principles and practice of GIS, leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Master of Science (MSc).

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) programme at University of Leeds focuses on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences. It provides highly qualified and motivated students sought by employers in the sector.

United Kingdom