Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After the course the student can list the most important Finnish environmental/spatial data sets, identify the difference between commercial and open data. The student knows INSPIRE. The students identify the importance of metadata specifications of data sets and the generic description of data base design process as well as the role of spatial data bases in organizations. The student can access environmental/spatial data sets and identify the challenges in integrating data from different sources.
Schedule: 13.09.2017 - 25.10.2017
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jussi Nikander
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kirsi-Kanerva Virrantaus
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Storage and access of environmental and geographical data sets; software for processing environmental data; dissemination of environmental data in spatial data infrastructures; producers of digital environmental and geographical data in Finland.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Examination and assignments
Lectures (24), assignments (60), self-study and preparation for exam (48), and exam (3)
Lecture notes and additional literature
Substitutes for Courses
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SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
15 Life on Land