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: 29.02.2024 - 31.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Project work and portfolio

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes and additional literature

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the courses via Sisu (