Module 0

This course is meant as an introduction to the first six modules.


  • Perspectives on geo-information and geo-informatics
  • Need for geo-information
  • Study programme¬†introduction and facilities

Course objectives

The student will:

  • Gain understanding of the nature of the GIMA course
  • Understand that different approaches towards geo-informatics are possible
  • Understand why geo-information is needed to solve problems
  • Obtain practical knowledge on how to use learning and communication tools of the GIMA distance-learning mode


  • During several lectures, the basics of geo-information and geo-informatics as seen from the perspectives of the four participating universities are conveyed
  • Exercise on needs assessment for geo-information: case study – Enschede Fireworks Disaster
  • Hands-on experience with Blackboard and GIS

Type of education

  • Lectures
  • Exercises


Presentation of exercises results.


None specified

Entry requirements

Letter of acceptance of the MSc programme  Geographical Information Management and Applications.

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