About GIS Centre
Lund University’s GIS Centre was officially established in 1993
to initiate a better collaboration between departments, teachers and researchers
regarding the use of geographical information technology. The Centre’s
main task is therefore to encourage and facilitate the use of GIS within
the university. To this day, our activities have been very successful,
and all Faculties now acknowledge the usefulness of GIS within higher
education and research.
The demand for digital geographic data and mapping services
among Faculties is high and continues to increase. This generates the
need to gather and coordinate the expertise required to handle and integrate
these data in computer-based environments. Lund University is renowned
for its experience and competence in GIS, but also in closely related
fields such as cartography, geodesy, image analysis and positioning systems.
The GIS Centre acts mainly as a consulting organisation
for educational purposes and development of courses, but the courses themselves
remain the responsibilities of the different departments. The creation
of an effective and operational collaboration requires the following basic
||· Databases for digital spatial data (digital maps and data/statistics connected to maps),
||· Distribution of available
GIS software packages,
||· Consulting within
the field of GIS,
and initialization of research projects involving the use of GIS,
with external organizations outside the university, and
||· Development of courses
relating to GIS.
The GIS Centre is formally part of the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at the Faculty of Science.
Director of GIS Centre is Petter
GIS-centre offers teachers and researchers at Lund University free access to information, short courses and software related to GIS.
There is also an opportunity to try GIS at the centre and have access to free self-study-material. The GIS-centre also does external consulting work.