Geographic Information Systems

Base Knowledge


Teaching Methodologies

  • Conducting small projects in class, along with the exposure of the theory that supports the methodologies used in the realization of these same projects.
  • The projects are carried out using mainly ESRI GIS software (

Learning Results

  • Master the specific vocabulary of the Science and Technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Understand the fundamentals of geographic information;
  • Search geographic information, build maps and share information;
  • Develop methodologies for vector and raster spatial analysis;
  • Apply spatial analysis processes in technological platforms.


  1. Introduction to GIS.
  2. Representation of geographic reality in digital support: raster and vector spatial data models.
  3. Geographic databases and attribute tables.
  4. Raster and vector analysis operations.
  5. Applications to digital elevation models.
  6. Spatial referencing systems.

Curricular Unit Teachers





  • Chang, K.-T. (2019). Introduction to geographic information systems (9th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Campbell, J., & Shin, M. (2011). Essentials of Geographic Information Systems (2nd ed.). Textbooks.


  • Corbin, T. (2020). Learning ArcGIS Pro 2: A beginner’s guide to creating 2D and 3D maps and performing geospatial analysis with ArcGIS Pro (2.a ed.). Packt Publishing.
  • Manson, S. (2017). Mapping, society, and technology. University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.
  • Price, M. H. (2022). Mastering ArcGIS Pro (2.a ed.). McGraw Hill.
  • van Maarseveen, M., Martinez, J., & Flacke, J. (2019). Gis in sustainable urban planning and management: A global perspective. Taylor & Francis.