Masters in Computer Science & IT

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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