MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

University of Twente

Program Description

MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

University of Twente

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 consist of a combination of tools and methods for the collection, storage, and processing of geospatial data. Geo-information science deals also with the dissemination and use of geospatial data and managing of services based on these data. In the MSc program 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.

Specializations:

  • Applied Earth Sciences
  • Geoinformatics
  • Governance and Spatial Information Management
  • Land Administration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Urban Planning and Management
  • Water Resources and Environmental Management
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 11, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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Netherlands - Enschede
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