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KGLM 2060 - Introduction to GIS

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English, French



Course Description

This workshop aims to provide the conceptual and technical basis to handle Geographic Information and Geographical Information System (GIS). The course consists of: a theorical part, to introduce Geographic Information concepts and GIS features ; a practical part, to learn how to handle, process and analyze Geographic Information with the software QGIS.


  • COLOMB, Maxime (Doctorant)
  • GIGAND, Jean-François (Founder - Web & geographical information system)

Pedagogical format

3 sessions of 4 hours every two weeks (2 groups).

Course validation

Final paper.

Required reading

  • [book] Longley P. A., Goodchild M. F., Maguire D. J. & Rhind D. W. (2015). Geographic Information Science and Systems, 4th Edition. Wiley
  • [book] Burrough P. A., McDonnell R. A. & Lloyd C. D. (2015). Principles of Geographical Information Systems, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press
  • [article] Goodchild M. F. (1992). Geographical Information Science. International Journal of GIS, vol. 6, n°1
  • [article] Goodchild M. F.(2010). Twenty years of progress : GIScience in 2010. Journal of Spatial Information Science, n°1

Additional required reading