GIS Intro I
2008-2009 - GEO1151 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students will after ended course have knowledge of the basic principles of how the geographical reality can be represented in digital form, and be able to use this knowledge in projects handling local development plans.


Following parts from GEO1121 GIS Intro are used:

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Projections and Coordinate Systems (Norwegian examples added)
  • Vector data Structure (Including exercises on digitalisation of local development plan)
  • Databases ( including editing of attribute data for local development plans)
  • Visulaisation (including presentation of local development plans, adding background maps from Web, orthophotos and also introducing 3D visualisation)

To be supplemented with relevant standards and overview of software for GIS engineers.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Tor Bernhardsen: Geografiske Informasjonssystemer (Norwegian, 4.edition, Vett og Viten 2006, ISBN 13: 978-82-412-0617-7
  • Regulerings og bebyggelsesplaner (Norwegian, Published by Miljøverndepartementet 1.11.2001, rapportkode T-1381, ISBN 82-457-0337-0). Available from
  • SOSI-standard ”Plan”. Norwegian, available from
  • Heywood et al, 2006: An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Pearson/Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-129317-6
  • de By (editor), 2001: Principles of Geographic Information Systems. ITC, Enschede, Nederland, ISBN 90-6164-200-0

Form(s) of Assessment

Multiple Choice Test(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Multiple Choice-test

Grading Scale


Coursework Requirements

2 project tasks must be completed and approved in order to pass.

Teaching Materials

  • Tor Bernhardsen: Geografiske Informasjonssystemer (4.utgave, Vett og Viten 2006, ISBN 13: 978-82-412-0617-7
  • Heywood I et al, 2006: An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-129317-6
    (De to bøkene over dekker begge ements temaer)
  • Regulerings og bebyggelsesplaner (Publisert av Miljøverndepartementet 1.11.2001, raportkode T-1381, ISBN 82-457-0337-0). Tilgjengelig fra
  • SOSI-standard ”Plan”

Replacement course for

GEO1013 Geomatikk introduksjon (partly)