Course code LAD102

LAD102 GIS - Introduction

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Course responsible: Terje Gobakken, Gunnar Anton Tenge
Teachers: Bente Bruvoll, Roar Økseter
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
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: 2006H
Preferential right:
Students who has this course compulsory in theirs programs
Course contents:
The main emphasis is on hands-on application of GIS software through exercises. The exercises are supported by lectures that cover the most central aspects of the theoretical foundations of geographical information systems and geographical data. Important elements: Representation of geographical information in a computer. Standards. Geographical references systems. Data sources, data capture and data quality. Operations on geographical data. Presentation of geographical information. Basic analysis of geographical data.
Learning outcome:
The students shall be able to apply Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for simple manipulation, analysis and presentation of geographical information. The students shall have insights into the most central parts of the theoretical foundations of geographical information systems, enabling them to apply GIS in their further studies.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises (in groups of 2 students) and self study. Much emphasis is put on hands-on application of GIS software through exercises. The exercises are organised according to a pre-determined schedule with supervisors present.
Teaching support:
Supervision in the computer laboratories during the exercisesStudy platform

GIS - Geografiens språk i vår tidsalder, 2. utgave (2016). ISBN: 978-82-450-1995-7

The rest will be made available on the web / Canvas

None, just High School
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises are mandatory and must be passed/approved

2 hours written exam, no examination aids. Passed/Not passed (pass level: 50%),

and Passed obligatoric work.

Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
  • GMGL101:  5 credit reduction
  • LAD102 (until 2009): 5 credit reduction
  • NATF150: 4 credit reduction
Type of course:
13 x 2 hours lectures = 26 hours
The course will be organised in a cooperation between three departments (INA, IMT, ILP).
External sensor approves exam submissions and evaluate a range of submissions.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Passed / Failed