Geographical Information Technology
2009-2010 - GEO3111 - 15 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

A student completing this course will have a broad and clear understanding of the whole process including geographical information modelling, building the geodatabase, basics of geographical information analyses, presentation of geographcial information in the form of maps, charts and tables. Additionally, students will be familiar with the use of specialized GIS and data base software.


- Modelling geographic information
- Data bases for geographic information
- Quality control and documentation of geographic information
- Basic geographic analyses
- Cartography and generalisation
- Norwegian and international standards for geographical data
- Producing and printing graphics.

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

The portifolio Assessment is based on a portifolio consisting of 4 group based handins and an individual oral examination. The grading is a total evaluation based on 3 selected handins (1 choosen by the student and 2 by the teacher), and the oral examination.

Grading Scale

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

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

-Brodersen L (1999): Kort som kommunikation. Kortgruppen AS, Danmark. ISBN 87-984113-1-4
-Chrisman N (2002): Exploring Geographical Information Systems, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Son, Inc. ISBN 0-471-31425-0

Important standards:
-Statens Kartverk (2001): Kvalitetssikring av oppmåling, kartlegging og geodata (Geodatastandarden). Norwegian, available on
-Statens Kartverk (2001): Kontroll av geodata. Norwegian, available on
-Statens kartverk (2003): SOSI - et standardformat for digitale kartdata. Norwegian, available on

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