Kursnamn Introduction to GIS in Bioeconomy
Kursdatum 24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022
Yrkeshögskolan Yrkeshögskolan Novia
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

Bransch HUBBEN för alla
Lärare Romi Rancken
För öppna YH studenter Avgiftsbelagd
Nivå YH

Frågor relaterade till registreringspraxis
Anmälningstid 15.08.2022 - 17.10.2022
ÖPPNA YH anmälning

Introduction to GIS in Bioeconomy

24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022


Bioeconomy is largely based on spatial data concerning the quantity and quality of various resources. Professionals within the bioeconomy sector often have to make decisions where spatial thinking ability is necessary. Therefore GIS (Geographical Information Systems, paikkatietojärjestelmät) can be seen as an important decision support system tool for planning and monitoring of ecosystem services, the built environment, transport services, etc.

The main themes during the course are:

  • making useful maps for various uses
  • utilisation of existing geographical data using GIS, mainly Finnish open data
  • production and collection of geographical data
  • production of spatial insights by GIS analysis
  • communication with digital maps


Good, general computer skills. Applicants with a background in the bioeconomy or environmental sectors are prioritized if the number of applicants is greater than 50.


The course and each home assignments are graded on a scale Passed/Not yet Passed. All assignments (approximately 7 assignments) need to be passed for the course to be passed.

Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

The course is practice oriented and includes a number of demonstrations and exercises, based on open data and open source software (QGIS 3) which the student can download for free.


Access to a computer where QGIS is or can be installed is necessary.

Mer information

This course will be followed by a continuation course in the spring semester 2023, digging deeper into GIS analysis, especially raster analysis.