Geographical Information technology for Media Technology
- GEO5001 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • XML knowledge equvalent to 5 stp
  • Database knowledge eq. 5 stp
  • Programming knowledge eq 5 stp
  • Web publication eq 10 stp

Expected learning outcomes

After completed course the students will understand how the geographical reality can be represented in digital form. The students will have experience in preparing web-based applications handling geographical information.


  • Introduction to Geographical Information Technology
  • Geographical Information in XML (GML)
  • Techniques and methods for handling geographical information on the web (e.g. WMS, WFS, SVG)

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Each part must be passed. Each student will have a seperate project.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Re-sit examination

There is no re-sit examination.

Coursework Requirements

Oral presentation (approved by teacher). The students will present parts of the curriculum as course assignments.

Teaching Materials


  • Longley et al, 2005: Geographic Information Systems and Science. Wiley, ISBN0-470-87001-X
  • Peng/Tsou, 2003: Internet GIS. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-35923-8
  • Lake, 2004: GML – Geography Markup Language, foundation for the geoWeb. Wiley. ISBN 0-470-87154-7


  • Research papers