ECS Geoinformatics

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European Geosciences Union



Type of degree
Geosciences Information and Data Systems
Helsinki, Finland
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Students can focus either on spatial analysis, visualization or GIS software engineering. Other options for specialisation are remote sensing and positioning technologies. The Department of Surveying of Aalto University is well-known for its education and research both in Finland and abroad. The courses are organised mainly by the members of the Research Group on Geoinformatics, but visiting lecturers are also invited from other universities and research organisations. The Research Group on Geoinformatics is part of a vibrant international network between the best European Universities in GIScience.

The courses are offered by the Department of Surveying, but students are advised to take courses on computer science and applied mathematics as well. We offer special courses focusing on fuzzy modelling of GI, uncertainty in GI and web-based applications as well as topographic and hydrographic mapping.