General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title GIS in urban planning
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Adam Radzimski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 15


Timetable information will be provided at the beginning of the semester

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to help students gain practical competencies to use geographic information systems (GIS) in planning contexts. Students will learn how to take advantage of existing geographical data sources in solving problems they may encounter when working within local communities.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic understanding of geographic information systems is useful, but a short introduction will be provided for students with no prior GIS experience.


Week 1. Introduction to QGIS

Week 2. Working with data layers

Week 3. Accessing OpenStreetMap data

Week 4. Simple accessibility analysis

Week 5. Adding demographic information

Week 6. Calculating statistics

Week 7. Troubleshooting & summary

Reading list

Further resources will be provided during the course