The Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis (GSA) pathway through the King’s College London undergraduate Geography degree builds on the step-change in our ability to work with large geographical data sets. The design of the GSA pathway is informed by the dearth of geographers able to think computationally using programming, data analysis and data manipulation skills. There is a severe skills shortage in this domain across all sectors – non-profit, government, corporate, and academia.
GSA is one of the first offerings in the UK to link technical competency in computation and spatial analysis to broader issues in geographic understanding of society, space and the environment. Our objective is to enable students to access, understand, utilise, visualise and communicate data in a geographical context. GSA is not about pushing buttons in a GIS, but about using programming and analytical skills to tackle complex real-world problems in a creative, reproducible, and open manner.
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