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, you can identify appropriate analysis approaches for different geospatial tasks and describe data needs and suitable methods for the analysis process. You can carry out analysis processes using basic methods of spatio-statistical analysis, geostatistics, map algebra and geovisual analysis. You can discuss the strengths and limitations of the methods.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.10.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henrikki Tenkanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Processes applying statistical analysis methods for spatial point patterns and multivariate data. Kriging as an example of geostatistics. Analysis processes with map algebra using raster data layers. Use of graph analysis methods. Interactive visual analysis with linked views of thematic maps and multivariate visualization techniques.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments and examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning sessions 24 (4), Weekly assignments 48 (8), Individual study 60, Examination 3


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    14 Life Below Water

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the courses via Sisu (