Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. GIS and RS tools can be used for solving real-world problems and complex issues: health, food security, climate, water, and urban planning.
One of humankind’s greatest challenges is to achieve an appropriate balance between developing natural resources and maintaining an optimal environment. To meet this challenge, we need detailed and reliable geo-information and geo-information management tools.
Geo-information science and earth observation consists of a combination of tools and methods for the collection, storage and processing of geo-spatial data. Geo-information science deals also with the dissemination and use of geo-spatial data and managing of services based on these data. In the MSc programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation considerable attention is paid to the development and application of geographical information systems (GIS) for solving problems. Such problems can range from planning urban infrastructure and implementing land administration systems, to designing a good wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution. GIS and remote sensing play a role in disaster management, for example in determining the risks of landslides or mapping the extent of forest fires and can support governments and relief agencies in response to disasters.
- Applied Earth Sciences
- Governance and Spatial Information Management
- Land Administration
- Natural Resources Management
- Urban Planning and Management
- Water Resources and Environmental Management
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