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The National GI Minor or Spatial Data Science Minor allows students to develop their skills in Geographic Information Science and focuses on learning by doing. The students are challenged to become independent researchers as they design and carry out various research assignments supervised by experts in the GI field. A highlight of the minor is a 2 month internship at a societal host (company or government) where students help the host answer geographic questions using spatial data and technology.

The GI Minor was created by 5 universities (VUA, UU, WUR, TUD, UT) and is currently being offered by VUA and UU.

Is the GI Minor for you? check the why page.

GI Minor Student Herman Rietema (2017/2018) featured on AT5 coverage presenting his case study investigation regarding location suitability for young families in Amsterdam.

GI minor Case study work featured on AT5

“Er komen steeds meer diensten die gebaseerd zijn op locatie-informatie, de computerkracht en beschikbaarheid van data is oneindig. We hebben mensen nodig die deze data toegankelijk en daarmee toepasbaar kunnen maken.”

Marcel Timmer, Microsoft