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.


The student is able to select appropriate software tools and utilize them in order to implement geospatial software systems. The student has a functional understanding of how to work as part of a small software development project. The student is able to apply good software development practice to solving geospatial problems and implement spatial software services. The student is able to analyse the suitability of geospatial software and GIS to solving a given problem.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.03.2021 - 04.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jussi Nikander

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jussi Nikander

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    GIS application development as a project. Software engineering approaches and methods. Advanced programming in GIS. Geographical data base management systems and GIS architectures. Spatial data privacy and security issues.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project work and portfolio

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and self-study (48), project work (80)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes and additional literature

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    GIS-E1070 Theories and techniques in GIS

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land