UNIGIS programme

The SPINlab coordinates the UNIGIS distance learning postgraduate course and masters programme on spatial information management. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) represents one of the most rapidly expanding areas in Information Technology. GIS is seen increasingly as an essential tool in many areas of government and business. These webpages detail UNIGIS Amsterdam ‘s programme how you can apply.

National GI-minor

The SPINLab, on behalf of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, furthermore coordinates the national GI-minor programme (3rd year bachelor-level). This national programme is offered by five universities together: Delft University, Utrecht University, Twente University, Wageningen University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. See www.nationalegiminor.nl for more information.

Thesis supervision

Further, we supervise students in various research topics where spatial analysis and geo-information science play an important role. See the overview of supervised bachelor and master theses.

GI-courses at VU-campus and Science park Watergraafsmeer

The SPINlab provides scientific and technical courses as part of undergraduate and graduate education. We are teaching GIS-courses in a whole range of programmes at different faculties and institutes:

Amsterdam University College:
Urban Environment lab
Risk Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration:
Geographical Information Systems (MSc Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM))
Geologistics (MSc Transport and Supply Chain Management (TSCM))
Geomarketing (MSc Marketing and Part-time MSc Marketing)

Faculty of Earth Sciences:
Land Use Change (BSc Earth & Economics)
Natural Disasters and Risks (BSc Earth & Economics)
Spring School – field work Salzburg (BSc Earth & Economics)
Geo Data Acquisition (BSc Earth & Economics, national GI-minor)
Imaging and Assessing Landscapes (MSc Earth & Economics)


SPINlab lecturers train Election Officials from Bhutan

For two weeks, a team of 15 officials from the Dzongkhang Election Offices and the Election Commission of Bhutan are at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where they receive training on Mapping, GIS operations and fundamentals of Election Management Tools. The GIS-training is provided by SPINlab lecturers Eduardo Dias and...Read More »

UNIGIS Amsterdam student Vincent van Altena tied in 1st place UNIGIS International Accademic Excellence thesis award 2015

UNIGIS Amsterdam student Vincent van Altena, working at the Dutch Kadaster, has won this year’s UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Award, together with Rachel Antcliffe frorm UNIGIS UK. We congratulate Vincent on winning this very competitive award competition!

Vincent’s thesis entitled “Improvement of automatic generalisation of manmade water networks for topographic maps...Read More »

UNIGIS Amsterdam Network Day | Location & Smart Mobility

Friday June 12th at Automotive Campus Helmond the UNIGIS Network Day attracted interested students and professionals to talk about the role of geodata in the possibilities that Smart Mobility has to offer nowadays and in future. Keynote speakers presented their research results and visions on the subject.

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UNIGIS Amsterdam presents: Expert Webinars open to all

UNIGIS Amsterdam presents a series of Expert Webinars that are open to anyone interested in the particular topics presented.

The first webinar scheduled on Wednesday April 8 at 5 pm (CET) is about the fascinating topic of Sensor Web & The Internet of Things.

Sensors and the Internet of Things bring about...Read More »

Invitation: Public Defence MSc Examination Stefan Bruhlmann Friday 20th February

Students, staff, alumni and prospective students are cordially invited to join the Public Defense by MSc Graduate Stefan Bruhlmann who will defend this dissertation “Measuring and Mapping Light Pollution at a Local Scale”.

Date: Friday 20th February
Time: 12-12.30pm
Location: VU Main Building, room 11A-36

Measuring and Mapping Light Pollution at...Read More »

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