GIS Intro
2009-2010 - GEO1121 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

When finishing this course, a student will have a basic understanding of
- how geographical data are stored
- operations that are suitable to solve practical GIS problems
- needed data structures for geographical data
- the possibilities in GIS analysis
- general principles for presentation on maps

and have knowledge about
- handling maps and attributes
- the principles for digitising and editing og geographical data
- import and export of data
- basic GIS analysis


The course is structured into 9 parts:
- Introduction to GIS
- Projection and Coordinate Systems
- Vector Data Structure
- Databases
- Digital Data Capture
- Vector Data Analysis
- Raster Data Structure
- Raster Data Analyses
- Visualisation

Teaching Methods


Form(s) of Assessment

Multiple Choice Test(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • One multiple-choice test
  • 4 Exercises
  • All parts must be passed

Grading Scale


Teaching Materials

de By, R (ed), 2001: Principles of Geographic Information Systems, 2nd edition. ITC, Netherlands. ISBN 90-6164-184-5

Heywood I et al, 2006: An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-129317-6

Tor Bernhardsen: Geografiske Informasjonssystemer (Norwegian, 4.edition, Vett og Viten 2006, ISBN 13: 978-82-412-0617-7)