Cartography and spatial data analysis

lgeo1241  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Cartography and spatial data analysis
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Meyfroidt Patrick (compensates Thomas Isabelle); Thomas Isabelle;
Main themes
This is an introductory course to quantitative analysis and modelling techniques in geography. It is split into two distinct parts: - the first part insists on the statistical aspects : statistical description, univariate analysis, introduction to regression and classification, spatial statistics, etc. - the second part concerns cartographic techniques: semiology, thematic mapping, statistical maps, etc.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Perform elementary statistical analyses on real data bases; Produce satisfactory cartographic documents; Use cartographic and statistical softwares.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Beguin, Michèle, et Pumain, Denise (2017) La représentation des données géographiques. 4 ème édition. Paris : Armand Colin.
Teaching materials
  • matériel sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Advanced Master in Town and Country Planning

Bachelor in Geography : General

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies

Master [120] in History

Minor in Scientific Culture

Minor in Geography