Teaching

Teaching

The GIS Lab contributes to the education of environmental engineers by enabling them to accept the challenges of territorial management, teaching them the knowledge necessary to acquire, manage,  analyse and disseminate territorial information as well as establishing information technologies.

The main goal is to train environmental engineers able to:

  • know characteristics and value of geographic information;
  • choose and use relevant information to support their decisions;
  • know the capacities and the limits of existing geographic information systems and tools;
  • exchange information with GI systems developers.

To strengthen their competences in geographical information management, future environmental engineers should also be able to :

  • choose and adapt an adequate approach to implement a GI system for a corresponding issue to solve;
  • choose and use adequate geographic information engineering tools;
  • to define specifications, and to select the appropriate computer and GI system, and to implement it.

The GIS lab offers a MOOC in french (Introduction aux Systèmes d’Information Géographique) and the following bachelor and master courses:

Summer

  • ATLAS POLIPHILO

    The Atlas can be used as a tool in the context of our current urban reality. It will develop further our capacity to see and project the space we live in. It will build a Denkraum across disciplines through a process of iterative configurations of visual material, opening doors for innovation.

    Teachers : Golay François.
    Language : french


  • Geografic information system (GIS)

    Teachers : Golay François. Soutter Marc.
    Language : french


  • Spatial decision support systems

    The course deals with the methods and instruments supporting decision processes in the geographical space. The focus is on multi-criteria decision analysis, with the special requirements carried by space-related scenarios and solutions, and by the participatory processes among numerous stakeholders.

    Teachers : Golay François.
    Language : english


  • Urban planning in the South

    The course aims to educate students in urban planning and in the making of the cities of the South. For this, the course will provide an introduction to urban issues through its various items and will provide an understanding of the specific dynamics of urban contexts in the Global South.

    Teachers : Soutter Marc.
    Language : french


  • Winter

  • Design of SIG

    This lecture is about development of GIS tools and focusses on the methodological approach, the technological and institutional environment, the conceptual design and the implementation. The setup of a Web GIS project throughout the semester is used to explore and test the theoretical concepts.

    Teachers : Soutter Marc.
    Language : french


  • Exploratory data analysis and geovisualization

    This course teaches how to apply spatial exploratory approaches and processing methods and to apply them to georeferenced datasets relevant to the fields of environmental engineering, urban planning and spatial epidemiology.

    Teachers : Joost Stéphane.
    Language : english


  • Geografic information system (GIS)

    Teachers : Golay François.
    Language : french


  • Image processing for Earth observation

    This course covers optical remote sensing from satellites and airborne platforms. The different systems are presented. The students will acquire skills in image processing and machine learning to extract end-products, such as land cover or risk maps, from the images.

    Teachers : de Morsier Frank Grégoire Jean.
    Language : english


  • Spatial statistics and analysis

    The main objective is to make the students understand the importance of the spatial issues in environmental sciences and engineering, for example for mapping and interpolation. Presentation of different concepts and techniques devoted to spatial data.

    Teachers : Golay François.
    Language : english