Optional for students in the geography degree programme.
Geography programme is responsible for the course
The course is available to students from other degree programmes, but the number of students may be limited.
Introduction to Advanced Geoinformatics
The course familiarizes students with current topics, theories, methods and data sources of spatial accessibility and mobility research. By completing the course the students will 1) get an overview of topical questions in current research and practice of spatial accessibility and mobility analysis, 2) get familiar with different types of data sources and geoinformatics methods used in accessibility/mobility studies, 3) get hands-on experience on analyzing accessibility / mobility in the context of Helsinki region, 4) dive deeper to one specific course topic through a brief literature review and self-designed analysis in the form of independent group work.
The recommended time for completion is in 1.-2. year of M.Sc. Studies
The course is organised every second autumn, period 2. Next time autumn 2018.
1. Introduction to accessibility and mobility studies, 2. Analysing the spatial patterns of accessibility, 3. Novel approaches for analyzing mobility, 4. Accessibility and Mobility in the Helsinki region 5. Practical analyses of accessibility and mobility, 6. Journal club and essay on chosen topic
A list of recommended readings will be provided on the course Moodle.
Lectures, practicals, group discussions, journal clubs, essay writing.
The grade is based on reports of the assignments, evaluated on scale 0-5.
The course is a combination of lectures, hands-on GIS work and self-studying. During the course, we will present recent research of the Digital Geography Lab / Accessibility Research Group at the Department of Geosciences and Geography and there will be visiting speakers from other institutions and city planning. Course materials include journal articles, lecture materials, GIS data and exercise instructions.