The aim of the study program is to prepare highly qualified specialists who are able to compete in both the local and international labor market in various sectors related to geoinformatics.

Tasks of the study program:

  • Provide the opportunity to learn theoretical and practical geoinformatics, as well as basic courses in geography and computer science,
  • To provide the opportunity to take in-depth courses conditionally in the specialized direction of geography, geographic information systems or information technology,
  • Develop abilities related to critical thinking, analysis and reasoning,
  • Develop skills in designing geographic information infrastructure and publishing basic geospatial data,
  • Develop the skills to conduct independent research in a selected sub-field of natural sciences and summarize the results in a bachelor's thesis and obtain a professional bachelor's degree in geoinformatics.

Students in the professional bachelor's study program "Geoinformatics" will acquire knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework (EKI).

 

Physical geography

Human geography

Geographic information systems

Applied GIS (nature)

Basics of database and information systems

Basics of programming in Python

Fundamentals of software engineering

Digital terrain models, geomorphometry

The infrastructure of geographic information

Industry standards and data quality

Management of spatial databases, etc.

In the country, geoinformatics specialists who can quickly analyze geospatial information, and connect it with the accumulated data of various industries, to publish the analysis results on the global web, thus providing access to information for decision-making, is constantly growing. The necessity is caused by the growing importance of geospatial data in Europe (INSPIRE or Spatial Information Infrastructure in the European Community Directive) along with the conditions and process of implementing the directive.

Geoinformation systems also have many different fields of application in Latvia: agriculture, archaeology, environment and its protection, geology, health, land information systems, military, urban and rural development, transport, telecommunications, energy, water resources, natural disasters, oil and natural gas, banking and insurance, business geography, mobile mapping, etc. GIS and remote sensing are suitable for resource management, especially for water, land, soil, vegetation, etc.

The labour market includes both state enterprises and institutions, as well as private companies: Latvian Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, JSC "Latvijas valsts meži", Central Statistical Office, State Land Service, Departments of Development and Spatial Development of Latvian Large Cities and Counties , SIA map publisher Jāņas sēta, SIA Envirotech, surveying companies and consulting firms.

8 semesters (4 years)
Annual tuition fee - 2100 EUR
For admission in the autumn semester of 2022 – 10
Professional bachelor's degree in geoinformatics

Secondary education.