DGPE PhD course: The use of GIS software in research projects

Lecturers: Carl-Johan Dalgaard, Per Grau Møller, Christian Skovsgaard

2018.06.27 | Susanne Christensen

Date Mon 20 Aug Tue 21 Aug
Time 10:30    16:00
Location University of Southern Denmark

Course description

GIS (Geographical Information System) is an application used for displaying and analyzing information based on locations. GIS can be used to reveal research data with a spatial dimension and explore relationships between geographical units to answer various research questions. This course introduces GIS and focuses on its applications. This is an interactive course which combines lectures presented by experts on the use of GIS and hands-on work on the students’ own research. The focus will be on the connection between the objectives of a project and the use of GIS applications. For this purpose, case studies will be presented based on the instructors’ own work. There will be time for the students to experiment with their own data using QGIS a piece of software, which is freeware, under the supervision of the instructors. 

The course is equivalent to 2,5 ECTS points.

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Carl-Johan Dalgaard, University of Copenhagen

Per Grau Møller, University of Southern Denmark

Christian Skovsgaard, University of Southern Denmark

When and where

University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, Odense M, DK-5230 (Room TBA).

Course fee

The course is free of charge for:

  • DGPE members from AU, KU, CBS, SDU (and students from Humanities at SDU)

  • PhD students in economics enrolled at universities in the Nordic countries outside Denmark.

The course fee is EUR200 for other participants.

Admission procedure

Students who would like to participate should send a short description (max 1 page) on how their research project (or potential research project) is related to GIS. Upon acceptance, the students will be asked to complete at least 3 introductory exercises to practice the software QGIS and send them before the beginning of the course. Admission is open for students from all disciplines.

The descriptions should be sent to Christian Skovsgaard, chsko@sam.sdu.dk, no later than July 20, 2018.


Christian Skovsgaard, chsko@sam.sdu.dk

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