GIS and Cartography
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
GIS ja kartograafia alused
Course title in English
GIS and Cartography
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Knows what is a map and cartography. To provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills for maping and map using. To provide basic knowledge of the GIS and its using.
Brief description of the course
Classical cartography. Structure of cartography and relationship with other sciences. Map elements, conventional signs. Base and thematic maps. Map projections and geographical grid system (latitude, longitude). Using of maps. GIS and its development. Elements of GIS – data input, software, hardware, and users. Practical works with GIS software (MapInfo and web-based map servers).
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to analyse and read maps and GIS databases;
- can characterise the differences between classical paper copy map and GIS;
- is able to make or design simple databases for GIS.
Reimo Rivis, PhD, dotsent