Course code GMGI300

GMGI300 Geographical Database Systems

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Course responsible: Håvard Tveite
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Odd numbered years
First time: 2003H
Course contents:
Modelling of geographical information. Spatial data structures. Geographical database systems. Standards for modelling, storing and transferring geographical information. Database solutions for GIS. Distributes systems. Implementation of geographical information services.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, the student should be capable of building models for geographical information, evaluating different solutions for geographical database handling and implementing storage and services for geographical information in centralised and distributed systems.
Learning activities:
Lectures, independent study, practice exercises, project, presentation of article.
Teaching support:
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher by appointment during office hours. Fronter.
Rigaux, Scholl, Voisard: Spatial Databases - With Application to GIS. Morgan Kaufman, 2002. Articles.  Exercises and lecture notes.
Geographical Information Systems (GMGI101/LAD102 and GMGI102, or equivalent). Programming courses (INF120, INF200). Databases (INF130).
Recommended prerequisites:
Geographical Analysis and Modelling (GMGI210)
Final written examination (3.5 hours): 60%. Project assignment: 30%. Article presentation: 10%.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 42 hours (3 hours per week). Work on exercises/projects (predominately undertaken by the student): 70 hours (5 hours per week).
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått