Geographical Information Infrastructure
2010-2011 - GEO3131 - 10 ECTS


  • GEO3111 - Geographical Information Technology
  • GEO2xxx - Geographical Information Technology
  • IMT2261 - Information Structures and Database Systems

On the basis of

GEO2xxx - Geografisk datafangst

Expected learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will understand the meaning of the term Geographical Information Infrastructures (GII), know how GII is organised in Norway and internationally, and also know what a "Geodata Policy and Plan" for an organisation should contain.
The students also will learn about and gain experience in the technology for distributing geographical information using the Internet.


  • Geographical Information Infrastructures in Norway (Norge digitalt, and in the world (INSPIRE, GSDI...)
  • Geodata Policy and Plan (for a single organsation)
  • Basics of geomatic economics
  • Technology for geodata publishing using the Internet, incl Geography Markup Language (GML), Web Map Server (WMS), Web Feature Server (WFS)
  • Geospatial Clearinghouses and Metadata

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Portifolio Assessment is based on a portifolio consisting of 4 group based submissions and an individual oral examination. Grading is a total evaluation of portfolie and the oral examination.

Grading Scale

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

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

Selected parts of the follwing covers main topics:

  • Lake R et al, 2004: GML Geography Mark-Up Language. Wiley, ISBN 0-470-87154-7
  • Nebert D (ed), 2004: Spatial Data Infrastructure Cookbook v2.0, downloadable from

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