Digital Geoscience

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Geoscience

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description
    The theory and application of digital techniques to geoscience problems

    Course Aims
    To provide a detailed account of the application of remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems in Earth Sciences.
    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    Visualize geospatial data in a range of GIS environments and explain the difference between vector and raster images
    Import base maps and georeferenced data to a GIS environment and manipulate different layers of data
    Perform routine statistical analyses on geospatial data in a GIS environment (ArcGIS or equivalent).
    Visualise and interpret remotely sensed data such as satelitte image and aeromagnetic data.
    Explain the acquisition and interpretation of InSAR and GPS data.
    Use Digital Elevation Models and aerial photography to analyse and intepret landforms

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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