Spatial Data Infrastructure
2009-2010 - GEO1241 - 3 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student have ability to provide data to Spatial Data Infrastructure where the target groups are mainly geomatic professionals, e.g. a person working at a local municipality or governmental agency. The course will give general basic knowledge about SDI.


  • Introduction to SDI
  • The European directive Inspire
  • Norwegian SDI – Norway Digial
  • Laws and standards
  • European and global databases
  • Metadata and metadata catalogues
  • Geoportals

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Video Lectures
  • Exercises

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Assessment of 1 hand-in

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Internal examiner

Re-sit examination

No re-sit

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

The main course book is:

* Building European Spatial Data Infrastructure, by Ian Masser (2007), ESRI Press, 90 pages

More recommended reading is found in the course module website.

Additional information