Geografisk informasjonsbehandling
2010-2011 - GEO2311 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

IMT2261 - Informasjonsstrukturer og Databaser
GEO1121 - GIS Intro
IMT2261 or GEO1121 may be taken in parallel.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will

  • Have good knowledge of key Norwegian geographic data sets and be able to facilitate them for analysis and presentation.
  • Be able to create simple XML-based data sets and explain the structure of KML and GML formats for geographic information.
  • Be able to explain the characteristics of geographic databases and be able to use SQL to perform queries, and basic geographic analysis.
  • Have a basic understanding of web technology in general and of Web services for geographical data in particular.
  • Be able to create simple web pages with map content from web services or geographic databases.
  • Be able to explain the central concepts of cartography, and could use SLD to style webmaps.


  • Norge Digitalt and norwegian data sets
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Geographical information in XML (including KML og GML)
  • Web maps (including Google Maps)
  • Earth browsers (including Google Earth)
  • Technologies and methods for handling geographical information on the web (including WMS)
  • Kartografi
  • Geografiske databaser
  • Geografisk analyse med SQL

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually

Grading Scale

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

Coursework Requirements

2 prosjektoppgaver som må være godkjent for å gå opp til eksamen.

Teaching Materials

A complete reading list will be available at startup time.