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Address a range of global health issues in our online course Geo-Health

Geo-health is the integration of geographic information, technologies and spatial concepts with epidemiology.

Health and disease is complex and requires a dynamic approach to understanding the drivers behind the patterns that we see. Geo-spatial technologies and GIScience play a vital role in visualizing where and when diseases occur in space and time, providing context and helping us understand why they may be prevalent, who may be affected and how to address the problem potentially.

Here at ITC, we have developed a collaborative research and learning environment that enables us to address various health and disease issues all over the world. For more information on what we have done and how geospatial technologies and data can be used for geo-health, we refer to our publications.


At ITC, we focus on fundamental and problem-solving research where spatial information can make a real difference. Research in geo-health is led by our scientific staff listed here.


ITC is known to be one of the top institutes worldwide in geo-information science and earth observation. At ITC, we train students to engineer approaches for designing future-oriented solutions to the world's biggest challenges. We encourage our students to participate in public-private partnership projects initiated by ITC and other organizations.

Related courses

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  • Geo-Health - 7EC (online course)

    Certificate10 weeks100% English
    Geohealth integrates spatial analysis methods and concepts with epidemiology to provide students with skills to address a variety of health and disease analyses.
  • Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    Master of Science2 years100% English8 specialisations3 Joint programmes
    This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

    8 specialisations for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to explore earth resources to help securing future demands for energy and minerals.

    Free specialization

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Design your very own specialization

    Geo-Information Management for Land Administration

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to use cadastral intelligence for designing and applying responsible land administration solutions.


    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to develop technologies required for analyzing, distributing and visualizing geo-spatial data.

    Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to predict and monitor multi-hazard risk and help reducing our vulnerability to disasters.

    Natural Resources Management

    MSc3 Joint programmes
    Learn to utilize geo-spatial data for sustainable agriculture, environement and forests.

    Urban Planning and Management

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to understand dynamic urban processes and create interventions to help make cities competitive, compact, sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

    Water Resources and Environmental Management

    MSc2 Joint programmes
    Learn to use earth observation and geo-information techniques to create safe and sustainable water management solutions.


Contact us

If you are interested in applying geo to health-related topics and collaborating with us please get in touch with Justine Blanford. You can find her contact details below.