GEOM2240 - Geographical infrastructure and information processing


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours H

Course content

- basic web programming
- technologies and methods for managing geographic information online
- central Norwegian data set
- geographic databases
- 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
- could program simple algorithms in javascript
- 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geomatics (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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 H 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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