Geographical Information technology for Media Technology
2008-2009 - 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 knowledge about formats, standards and technologies relevant for linking web based applications to geographical information systems. The students will have experience in developing and preparing web-based applications handling geographical information. The students will know and be able to use results from important research projects in this topic.


  • Introduction to Geographical Information Technology, equivalent to GEO1151 GIS Intro I
  • Geographical reference systems and geotagging
  • Handlig time and historical geographical information
  • Geographical Information in XML (KML and GML)
  • Technologies and methods for handling geographical information on the web (e.g. WMS, WFS, SVG)
  • Geographical information in web applications and web services
  • Location based services

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Individual oral examination (30 minutes each student); discussion based on the project work and also relevant general questions.

Final grading based on total evaluation of (group based) project work and individual examination.

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