General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introductory GIS
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Zbigniew Zwoliński, dr Mikołaj Majewski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor, Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 45


Module aim (aims)

The objective of the course is to teach a basic theoretical and practical understanding of GIS concepts. Emphasis will be put on the spatial data models and structures for geographic information, geographic data storage and managing, spatial analysis, modelling and visualization methods. In the lectures, the theoretical fundamentals of the above topics will be explained. In the laboratory students will apply the theory taught performing hands-on exercises. Students will use geoinformation software.

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

Bachelor from geography or geodesy or other science about nature. Basic knowledge in Earth system sciences.


Reading list

Longley P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J., Rhind D.W., 2011: Geographic Information Systems & Science (3rd Edition). John Wiley & Sons.Bolstad P., 2008: GIS Fundamentals: A first text on Geographic Information Systems (3rd edition).Eider Press.Ormsby T., Napoleon E., Burke R., Groessl C., Bowden L., 2008: Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo. ESRI Press.Wilson J.P., Fortheringham A.S., (eds.), 2008: The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, Blackwell Publ.