BA8204 - Storage and Communication of Geographic Information


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Rapport 33/100
Muntlig eksamen 67/100

Course content

The topic is given every second year, but can be given every year for the minimum of 3 participants. Dynamic presentation of geographic data. Methods for animations and cartographic animations. Transmission of geographic information on WWW. WMS and WFS. Web cartography. Visualization of non-spatial data. Spatial databases. Data structures and algorithms for storage, analysis and visualization of 3D data. It will give some introduction to recent research within GISc.

Learning outcome

The topic gives a thorough introduction to various techniques for storage and presentation of geographic information in a computer-based environment, and in the use of Internet to communicate this information. In addition the student will get an overview non recent research.

Learning methods and activities

Study group and self-tution. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Required previous knowledge

The subject is based on TBA4250 Geographic Information Handling 2 or similar.

Course materials

Notes, books and papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BA8205 10.0 01.09.2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  12.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2010

No.of lecture hours: 1
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 17

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Geomatics
  • Cartography
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility



Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Rapport 33/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Rapport 33/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Muntlig eksamen 67/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig eksamen 67/100
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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