Automate your GIS - Scripting in Python

Third-cycle level | 5.0 credits | Course code: NGEO306
VT 2023
Study period: 2023-03-06 - 2023-04-03
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2022-10-31 - 2023-02-05

Course description

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present spatial or geographic data. As many research areas include a spatial component, skills and understanding of how to best process and analyze this type of spatial data are crucial to being a successful researcher.

In this course, you will learn basic Geographic Information Technology (GIT) programming and concepts to perform automated processes and techniques to effectivelyyour use of geographic data in your research.  


Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Admitted to third cycle education.


  1. Doctoral students at the responsible Department
  2. Doctoral students at the responsible Department's own faculty
  3. Doctoral students within another faculty at GU
  4. Doctoral students admitted to other higher education institutions

Course syllabus



Department of Earth Sciences


IT, Natural Science and Mathematics, Social Science

Type of course

Method course


Python, GIS, Programming, Geography

CONTACTFredrik Lindberg
031 786 2606