GIS applied to green infrastructure


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a fundamental part of the tools for analysis and management of the territory used by various disciplinary teams, allowing the manipulation and classification of large amounts of data in an efficient way. However, the sensitive approach from the field of landscape planning is not the context most explored by users of this spatial analysis tool.
From the understanding of the landscape as a confluence and superposition of elements of different nature that interact with each other in a dynamic way, this course will try to implement the work in GIS as a tool that speeds up the understanding of these elements in the analytical framework and that, by At the same time, it founds the foundations of the subsequent project attitude. More specifically, this course will address the collection, deployment and subsequent analysis of geographically referenced information through the green infrastructures available in a fragment of the territory. Their structures, their functionality and the ecosystem services they provide from geoinformation will be examined.

Continuous training course

3 ECTS, 24 teaching hours
Is held over six weeks with classes on Fridays from 15:30 h to 20:30 h.


The objective of the course is the training of professionals related to the analysis, management and planning of the territory, in the strategic use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a resource for the evaluation and identification of green infrastructures in the territory. Specifically, this course will be focused on the specific implementation of the QGIS software, as a work tool. On this basis, the student will be able to assess the situation of these natural infrastructures and detect their potential, while recognizing their limitations, in order to plan interventions that improve, consolidate and make them durable over time.

Qualitative (*competences) and quantitative (ECTS credits) analysis:

*According to the EBANELAS ECLAS competences frame