Course code GMGI102

GMGI102 Geographical Information Systems, Basics

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Course responsible: Håvard Tveite
Teachers: Gunnar Anton Tenge
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2008H
Course contents:
The theoretical foundation of geographical information. Representation of geographical information on a computer. Data capture. Principles of presenting geographical information. Geographical analysis. Data exchange and standardisation. GIS software and equipment. Geographical databases.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, students should have good knowledge of the theoretical foundation for geographical information systems (GIS) and should be capable of using such tools for collecting, storing, processing, performing simple analyses on and presenting geo-referenced information.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises and independent study. Most of the exercises include the use of GIS software.
Teaching support:
Fronter. Supervised exercises.
Parts of Longley, Goodchild, Maguire and Rhind: Geographic Information Systems & Science, third edition. Wiley, 2011.
Practical introduction to GIS (LAD102 from 2010), or a similar practical introduction to GIS.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
3 hour written exam
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
26 hours of lectures. 26 hours of computer laboratory exercises.
An external examiner will assess a maximum of 50 of the answers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått