The environmental applications domain has a clear focus on the environment and environmental issues where geographical information is needed for resolving challenges. You will be presented with a wide variety of examples that are based on real life cases and then work to present realistic solutions within the framework set by the course themes. There are four relevant main topics within the field of environment covered by this domain; climate change, tourism, hydrology and biodiversity. On the technical side, this domain includes topics like Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) where many issues regarding the implementation of digital map data and spatial thinking in an organisation are covered. The blend of environmental applications and understanding of causes and consequences constitutes the theoretical aspects of this domain while when working on the different case studies, training in practical skills handling geographical data and mastering different GIS software is acquired.
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