GEOG3526 - GIS: Geographical Information


New from the academic year 2017/2018

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 2/5
Written examination 3/5 3 hours D

Course content

This course introduces students to the use of geographical information systems (GIS). The lectures focus on basic GIS theory and related concepts while exercises give the students practical experience in using GIS software. The course covers topics such as how GIS can represent our world, georeferencing, nature of geographical data, spatial data structures, topology, map design, and fundamental GIS functions. The exercises will make the students familiar with the basic functionality in GIS such as querying, distance measures, overlays, buffering, geoprocessing, joining and editing data, and map layout design.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After taking this course, the students will be able to have basic understanding of GIS and theoretical concepts related to GIS and what constitutes GIS data.
Skills: After the course, the students will be able to use the basic functionality of GIS software to process, analyze, and present spatial information.
General competence: After the course, the students will be able to recognize the advantages of using GIS for problem solving of various issues.

Learning methods and activities

12 hours lectures and 14 hours of exercises. The compulsory assignment and the exam must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible. Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Introduction to assignment

Further on evaluation

Both exams must be submitted and passed (graded E or better) to pass the course. Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam. It is possible to re-sit for one out of two exams. Written exam for the course is offered both semesters, while the assignment-part must be taken together and in the same semester when lectured.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Completed a minimum of 45 credits.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG2009 4.0 2017-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 2/5
Spring ORD Assignment 2/5
Autumn ORD Written examination 3/5 D 2017-11-29 09:00 Datasal 10345 , Storhall del 2
Spring ORD Written examination 3/5 D
  • * 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.