GEOM2240 - Geographical infrastructure and information processing


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Course content

  • key concepts of spatial data infrastructures
  • setup and use of geographic data services
  • computer representation of geographic data
  • geographic databases
  • development of web maps
  • model driven architecture
  • infrastructures for geographical information in Norway and internationally
  • metadata
  • standards for geographic information and information technology

Learning outcome


  • describe basic principles for computer networks
  • know what is meant by spatial data infrastructures and know how this is organized in Norway and internationally
  • have knowledge of current building blocks in such infrastructure


  • could create simple web pages with maps
  • be able to set up services for geographic data
  • be able to present data content from external services on web pages
  • be able to discuss technology and concepts for spatial data infrastructures and web technology
  • have knowledge of current technology and standards for accessing and publishing geographic information over the internet and have some experience with the application and development of such technology

General competence:

  • ability to use multiple programming tools and programming languages
  • understand the importance of digital infrastructure and information flow
  • know current challenges in the field

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, problem solving, reflection. Compulsory work requirements: 4-6 assignments. Guidance is conducted both synchronously during practice hours and asynchronously using forums.

The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of exam in August

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geomatics - Engineering (BIGEOMAT)

Course materials

Many of these are online and therefore dynamic. Overview is presented in the learning platform and clarified at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Geomatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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