Geographic Information Technology
Study plans 2016-2017 - GEO2311F - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • IMT2261Information Structures and Database Systems/GEO1261Databases og Modelleling
  • 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)
  •  Technologies and methods for handling geographical information on the web (including WMS)
  • Cartography
  • Geographic databases
  • Geographic analysis based on SQL queries

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Two internal examinors

Teaching Materials

A complete reading list will be available at startup time.