The coursework emphasises on concepts and processes that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information.
The task of managing land use and the Earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important owing to the rising world population and economic growth. To keep pace with this task, planners, resources managers, decision makers and scientists make considerable use of complex, powerful computerised geographical information systems (GIS) and GIS sources in the form of spatial databases and digital (web-based) map products. These users depend on the availability of up-to-date, well-structured and geo-referenced spatial data. Such data can be extracted from aerial photographs, digital images from airborne and space borne sensors, terrestrial surveys or existing databases. To meet the demand, it is essential that geo-information production organisations are staffed by capable and well-trained professionals.
The course focuses on the application of digital geo-information production methods and the use of tools in data acquisition, processing, analysis, management and storage, and the visualisation/dissemination of spatial information by means of (analogue and digital) maps including inter-active and web(server) based maps.
The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.
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