The course consists of studies in spatial analysis of geographical landscape and social phenomena. In the course, you work in both raster and vector environments and various software is used. The course contains literature seminars based on recent research articles. Method analyzes with differences between qualitative and quantitative interpretations of geographical data. Completing an independent work where the student chooses various methods for solving a problem, which is then analysed. Results are presented through visualization, 3D presentations and web publishing.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • independently conduct data capture for projects.
  • independently select methods for analysis of different forms of geographical data.
  • use geographical information in GIS when analysing geographical phenomena and take into account various sources of error.
  • explain how to visualise spatial information and apply it.
  • critically review projects carried out using different methods in geographical information systems.


Instruction is conducted in the form of introductiuon, lecturers, exercises, seminars and project work.


Student performance is evaluated through testing students’ knowledge and understanding as defined by the learning outcomes. Testing of knowledge and understanding takes place via written exam and oral and written presentation of project work. 

Course facts

Course coordinator: Associate Professor Anders Wästfelt
Course code: KG2314
Name in English: GIS and Spatial Analysis III
Name in Swedish: GIS och rumslig analys III
Credits: 7.5 HECs
Cycle: First Cycle
Main field of study: Human geography
Language of instruction: English
Pace percentage: 100%, i.e. full-time
Delivery mode: On campus
Course start: Spring Semester
Semester period: D
Target group: The course is offered freestanding and is also elective within, among others, the Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography – Society, Environment and Global Processes, 180 HECs, the Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 180 HECs, the Bachelor's Programme in Geography, 180 HECs, and the Bachelor's Programme in Global Development, 180 HECs.
Special eligibility requirements: GIS and Spatial Analysis I, 7.5 HECs, and GIS and Spatial Analysis II, 7.5 HECs, or equivalent.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 225).
Application: See the University course catalogue
Limitations: The course cannot be included in a degree together with another course whose content fully or partly corresponds to the content of the course. This applies, for example, to the course Geographical Information Analysis II, 7.5 HECs (KG2204).

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena. Syllabus, reading list and schedule are published below. When the syllabus is revised, this is done at least one month before the last application date. The reading list is usually revised before each course instance and this is done at least two months before the course starts. The schedule is available here no later than one month before the course starts, but minor schedule adjustments can be made later.