Advanced Digital Landscape Analysis with GIS
Information from the course leader
Advanced Digital Landscape Analysis with GIS
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Additional course evaluations for LK0376
Academic year 2022/2023
2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
Syllabus and other information
LK0376 Advanced Digital Landscape Analysis with GIS, 15.0 CreditsAvancerad Landskapsanalys med GIS
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which
specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• • architecture • landscape architecture • landscape planning • built environment • design • spatial planning • geography • landscape science • environmental science • civil engineering • forest science • archaeology
English 6 or equivalent.
The aims of the course are to provide training in carrying out digital landscape analysis with GIS, with the emphasis on the development of methods and approaches, and to create a broad understanding of the possibilities of digital landscape analysis within landscape architecture and spatial planning through a range of projects.
After having completed the course, the student should be abel to:
Derive and handle spatial data and analysis.
Analyse and describe spatial relationships with GIS based on relevant theories and methods.
Present spatial analysis written, orally and with illustrations/models.
Motivate choice of data, methods and implementation based on problem.
The course works in partnership with current research projects to offer large amounts of realistic supporting data for student projects, which can be carried out individually or in groups. The objective is for the students to look for new angles of approach in analysis and presentation of the material. The work will also include classical analyses such as sight analysis and analyses prior to wind power establishments. In addition to a number of thematic and general lectures on data and analytical methods, the researchers from the various research projects will also provide subject-specific lectures. Emphasis is placed on the theory of landscape analysis and the theory of digital methods and techniques associated with GIS. The course concludes with a poster display of the students’ projects.
The course comprises lectures, supervision and presentation of project work, seminars, examination and evaluation and project work (planning and presentation). The seminars, presentations and examinations are mandatory.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
A pass on exercises and project work
Approved reporting of project work
Active participation in compulsory elements
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationPre-knowledge in GIS is recommended. A self study course is offered by the responsible department.
Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management