Geographic Analysis
2009-2010 - GEO3101 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

GEO1013 - Geomatikk introduksjon

Expected learning outcomes

This course further elaborates analysis methods based on a basic understanding of geodatabases and elementary statistics. Students are to be capable of complex GIS analysis and of evaluating the accuracy of results. Emphasis is on how to pre-process data, on the use of statistical methods and on functionality in standard GIS software. Students also gain an insight into GIS in decision-making support and how analyses should be communicated and presented.


-Elementary statistics
-Point pattern analysis and cluster detection
-Data models in geodatabases
-Analysis of continuous fields
-Analysis of discrete entities
-Complex GIS analysis models
-Error sources
-Error propagation
-GIS and decision-making
-Organisation and presentation of analyses

Teaching Methods

Group works
Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment
Oral exam, individually

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Portfolio Assessment. 3 portfolios must be handed in and passed.
The grading is a total evaluation based on the handins and individual oral examination.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

- Two internal examiners.
- External moderators regularly assist in reviewing content and evaluating arrangements for grading assessment

Re-sit examination

By agreement with the responsible lecturer

Coursework Requirements

5 Exercises (80% must have been approved by lecturer)
3 Reflection notes

Teaching Materials

David O. Sullivan, David J. Unwin:
Geographic Information Analysis, 2003, ISBN: 0-471-21176-1

A complete list will be available in the Study Guide at startup time.