GMGI210 Geographic information systems (GIS)

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Svein Olav Krøgli

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

Principles of geographic information systems (GIS). Spatial statistics. Spatial autocorrelation. Point pattern analysis. Deterministic and geostatistical interpolation methods. analysis of grids and surfaces. Overlay analysis. Suitability analysis. Network analysis. Visualizing spatial data. Databases concepts. Data quality. GIS and society. Introduction to geographical data science.

Learning outcome

Knowledge of geographic data and data models. Be familiar with common methods of geographical analysis. Be able to select methods for conducting basic analysis of geo-referenced data and be aware of the limitations and the possibilities that these methods have. Know important actors, collaboration and use of geodata in society. Know how GIS can contribute to the work to achieve the sustainability goals.
  • Lectures, exercises and assignments.
  • Canvas. Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance.
  • LAD102, STAT100/DAT110.
  • Final written exam, 3 hours. Grading scale A-F.

    One written exam Grading: Letter grades Permitted aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
  • 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 exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
  • Assignments.
  • Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 56 hours.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)