AAR4843 - GIS Methods for Integrated Transport and Land use Planning


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 50/100 4 hours D
work 50/100

Course content

Knowledge of GIS-based methods and tools that can be used as support for integrated land use and transport planning. Focused on network modelling and other methodology to describe accessibility for different modes of transport. Special emphasis is placed on analyzes and models that support planning for non-motorized modes of transport and public transport.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The functionality of network models and network graphs in geographic information systems (GIS), used for supporting integrated urban land use and transport planning. Network data sources and reference systems, cartography and cartographic methods, relevant to the needs and scope of accessibility planning. Data structures, data models and analysis techniques. Also knowledge of raster models used for transport purposes ("path distance" tools).

Skills: Facilitation of network data for various transport modes in a GIS, including transit networks with schedule data. Preparation for and implementation of network creation and analysis. Implementation of raster analysis.

General competence: to make use of acquired knowledge and skills solving a variety of tasks related to accessibility analysis and linking transport and land use planning.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Instructor-led exercises in data lab. Individual exercises.

Further on evaluation

The exercise counts 50% towards the final grade in the course. Both exercises and written exam must be passed to pass the course. You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period.When exercises have been passed, grading will be valid for 1,5 years and might be included for a re-scheduled exam.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about geographic information systems (GIS), and skills in using GIS software. The candidate must have passed the examination in either AAR4841, TBA4240, GEOG1012 or similar courses.

Course materials

Compendium and/or textbook will be announced before the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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