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IT Systems Development in Geographical Information Systems 180cr

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) form the basis for all applications that use position in any way, on the web or in the phone. Two of the most well-known systems are maybe Google Maps TM and Google Earth TM. But GIS use includes so much more. To be able to establish and use the correct geographical position could be a matter of life or death. To disclose connections and conditions that would otherwise have remained undetected is yet another useful aspect.

Unique programme in Sweden

The University of Gävle collaborates with a number of representatives for this line of business in Gävle and our programme is unique in Sweden.


The fields in which GIS can be applied are endless. A few examples are Roadroid and Endomondo. However, a common denominator is that GIS use concerns application development and programming for today’s platforms like smartphones and the web. Most GIS developers today need to be knowledgeable in IT.

Gävle is Sweden’s GIS centre

Since Lantmäteriet was moved to Gävle in the 1970s, Gävle has remained the centre for geographic information in Sweden. Nowadays, we also find Metria, ESRI, Geomatikk, Sweco Position, Sokigo and the successful GIS cluster FPX here. In 2011, the 6th Esri Developer Center in the world was formally opened at the University of Gävle.

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*) The online application at antagning.se opens approximately one month before application deadline.

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-02-21
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