Geocomputation and Spatial Analytics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge on the differences between object-based and raster-based geographic information and corresponding analytics methods
  • must have knowledge of the calculation of the different characteristics of point patterns 
  • must have knowledge of the calculation of the different characteristics of networks
  • must understand fundamental methods from spatial statistics (spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression, spatial interpolation)
  • must have knowledge of the application of the above-mentioned techniques in the context of multi-criteria evaluation and decision support systems
  • must have knowledge of widely used software packages for the above-mentioned techniques


  • must be able to use software to process and analyse point patterns
  • must be able to use software to perform network analysis tasks
  • must be able to use software to apply spatial statistics methods
  • must be able to automate analysis workflows
  • must be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different geoprocessing methods and tools for a given task 


  • must be able to support interdisciplinary teams in geocomputation and spatial analytics tasks, including the selection, application, and explanation of the respective techniques

  • must be able to identify suitable geocomputation and spatial analytics techniques and apply them in relation to problems at different spatial scales

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations.



Name of examGeocomputation and Spatial Analytics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGeografisk analyse og beslutningsstøtte
Module codePLLANK20103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design