LAD102 GIS - Introduction

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Gunnar Anton Tenge, Terje Gobakken

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hours

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

About this course

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.
  • 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.
    • Supervision in the computer laboratories during the exercises
    • Study platform Canvas
    • Timetable TimeEdit
  • None, just High School
  • 2 hours written exam, no examination aids. Passed/Not passed

    and Passed obligatoric work.

    Written exam Grading: Passed / Not Passed Permitted aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
  • External sensor approves exam submissions and evaluate a range of submissions.
  • All exercises are mandatory and must be passed/approved
  • The course will be organised in a cooperation between three departments (INA, IMT, ILP). MINA, Realtek and Landsam.
  • 13 x 2 hours lectures = 26 hours
  • Students who has this course compulsory in theirs programs
    • GMGL101: 5 credit reduction
    • LAD102 (until 2009): 5 credit reduction
    • NATF150: 4 credit reduction
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)