AAR4843 - GIS Methods for Integrated Transport and Land use Planning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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. 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.

It is advised, but not required, to use private PC for the exercises. The exercises will be relatively heavy tasks in GIS software (ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS), thus the following requirements specification is recommended:

Processor: Intel minimum i5, preferably i7 or xeon. AMD Ryzen 5, 7 or 9.

64 bit operating system (Windows 10 or later)

At least 8 GB RAM, preferably 16 GB

Storage capacity HD or SSD min. 500 GB

Dedicated video card of at least 4 GB, Nvidia or AMD

Students who do not have a PC that follows this specification will be allowed to use local data labs.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR8843 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Written examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Work 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS School exam 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 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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