Students

National GI Minor

2019-2020

The National Geo Information Minor offers the possibility to deepen your knowledge of the application of geo information within your own field of study or interests. You can choose from two specializations at 2 universities and a wide range of internships at corporations and government bodies.

The use of geo information has seen a huge rise in a growing number of domains. Economy (geomarketing), ICT, policy, health care, spatial planning and urban renewal are just a few examples.

Two universities have cooperated closely with companies and government bodies to develop the National GI Minor. For more information go to www.nationalegiminor.nl.

Info

Language English
Credits 30 EC
Start date 01-09-2019
Faculty Faculty of Science
National GI Minor
Description
Understanding where things are (and why) helps us make better decisions
about managing the world. Most phenomena have a location in space; both
tangible (e.g. roads or buildings) and intangible (administrative
borders or religion practice). Geographic information systems, science
and studies (GIS) enable us to measure, analyse and communicate in order
to better understand the spatial distribution and other insights of
phenomena in space. Many disciplines benefit from applying GIS, e.g.: in
economics we are able to explain the variation of house prices in space;
in environmental sciences we can understand the many factors affecting
climate, spatial planning uses GIS to determine the most suitable
location for development and the list goes on to include hundreds of
disciplines.

The National GI Minor allows students to develop their skills in
Geographic Information Science and focuses on learning by doing. The
students are challenged to become independent researchers as they design
and carry out various research assignments independently. A highlight of
the minor is a 2 month internship at a societal host (company or
government) where students help the host answer geographic questions
using geospatial data and technology.
Course Name Period Credits Code
GI Research Assignment P2+3 12EC AB_1088
Aangeraden keuzevakken
Description
From last year onward only 2 elective (specialization) courses are
available: Land Use Change at the VU in period 3 or Advanced GIS in the
Spring period at University Utrecht. The courses at WUR, RUG and UT are
no longer available.
Course registration
From last year onward only 2 elective (specialization) courses are
available: Land Use Change at the VU in period 3 or Advanced GIS in the
Spring period at University Utrecht. The courses at WUR, RUG and UT are
no longer available.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Programming in Python Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AME_WU-03
Land Use Change P3 6EC AB_1106