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The Master in Territorial Planning of the UNAH

The Master's Degree in Land Management and Planning offered by the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), is an academic program that, since its creation in 2005, has been developed jointly with the Department of Geography of the University of Alcalá (Spain) . Due to a query that came to us a few days ago, we took the opportunity to inform the basics regarding this master's degree, despite the fact that at the beginning of 2013 they were immersed in the processes of Career Self-evaluation and Updating of the Academic Program with which the new promotion will begin in mid- 2013. We also hope it can serve as an input for some other university that is planning to offer a similar service.


This process is supported by the Faculty of Space Sciences (FACES / UNAH) and the Department of Geography of the University of Alcalá (Spain), with guidance to university professionals with knowledge and / or experience in territorial management, urban and rural planning, Management of natural resources, sustainable use of the territory, and the use of spatial data and satellite images of remote sensors.


  • The graduate of the Master in: Planning and Territory Management, is a professional with a specialized training in Science and Basic Space Technology.
  • He is a professional who can act as Director, Manager or Administrator of a Geographic Information System.
  • He is a professional who applies his knowledge in an autocritical and propositive way to administrative, land management, and capacity to develop and develop master plans, specialized projects, and basic maps, cadastral, thematic and zoning of local scales, Municipal, regional and national level for integrated territorial planning.
  • Will be able to design, manage and understand the operation of various geodetic instruments and computer equipment and software for the acquisition, management, processing and analysis of geospatial data.
  • He is a professional with an attitude of continuous training, updating his knowledge with the new discoveries that are taking place in his field and in the new techniques of acquisition, interpretation and analysis of geospatial data.
  • The professional of this Master, will understand the responsibility to protect the reliability of the geospatial data that are handled in his field.



The Master Program comprises 19 subjects distributed in the following 7 cycles:

Ciclo1: Geography and Fundamentals of Territorial Organization

CTE-501 Geography and Spatial Planning

CTE-502 Fundamentals of Land Management

2 Cycle: Geodesy and Cartography

CTE-511 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Cartography

CTE-512 Photogrammetry and Global Geopositioning Systems

CTE-513 Maps: Layout, Layout, Plotting and Printing

CTE-514 Electronic Atlas and Web Map Publishing

3 Cycle: Geographic Information Systems

CTE-521 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

CTE-522 Geographic Information System - Raster

CTE-523 Geographic Information System - Vector

CTE-524 Programming applied to Geographic Information Systems environment

4 Cycle: Remote Perception

CTE-531 Physical Principles of Remote Sensing

CTE-532 Platforms, Sensors and Hyper-Spectral Teledetection

CTE-533 Visual Interpretation of Images

CTE-534 Digital Image Processing and Interpretation

5 cycle: Territorial Planning

CTE-541 Territory Administration - Applications

CTE-542 Territorial Planning - Applications

CTE-543 Territorial Management - Applications

6 Cycle: Professional Practice

CTE-600 Professional Practice applied to Territorial Planning

7 Cycle: Master Project

CTE-700 Research Project (Thesis).


The Master is developed in semi-presential mode, consisting of:

· Virtual Classes (on-line): For each subject the students work online, approximately for four weeks, on a virtual technological platform (Moodle). They are accompanied by a Professor; Who would also provide them with bibliographical references.

· Face-to-Face Classes: For each subject, the students attend classes attended from 8: 00 to 17: 00 hours, from Monday to Saturday (48 hours in total).

· Practical and Complementary Activities: Both in face-to-face and virtual classes, students develop practical activities. Students have the script for these activities, as well as satellite images, aerial photographs and other data from the SIG-FACES / UNAH. Additionally, they carry out activities and projects in some of the municipalities of Honduras, for the benefit of their own training and that of the inhabitants of the communities.

Investigation: The student carries out an original scientific investigation directed by a Tutor Tutor, whose purpose is to contribute to the creation and / or interpretation of proposed solutions to national and / or regional problems, culminating in the elaboration, defense and approval of a Thesis Of Degree.

For more information:

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Good Afternoon
    I am Iveth Levoyer from Ecuador, I was interested in a master's degree in terms of my career I am a Geographical Engineer and Territorial Planner graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, what I am looking for is a master's degree related to my career but online, if you can help me I'd be really grateful…

  2. The current mastery plan requires a face-to-face week for each class. Approximately every five weeks, it is necessary to attend the class from 8 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Saturday. This, because the majority of professors are from outside the country; Attend the course at the beginning of the class face-to-face and then follow through the platform.

  3. I did not quite understand the schedules. How many hours per day of class?

  4. It lasts two years. Right now is starting the fourth promotion, has already passed the preparatory course and pre-selection of candidates. Now you'll have to wait for the next promotion to start, possibly on 2016.

  5. How long does the mastery last and what is the cost of it, please send the information to my mail. I would appreciate it very much because I like UNAH

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