TBA4240 - Geographic Information Handling 1, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 50/100 4 hours D
Assignment 50/100

Course content

The subject provides a basic education in how a geographic information system works and how it can be used. The students will get an insight in existing data in Norway and how these can be used within their own field. The subject is suitable for students that want to learn how to handle geographic data within their own field as well as it is a basic subject for students specializing on Geomatics.

Learning outcome

The student is supposed to have knowledge about:
- The most used reference systems and map projections in Norway
- How to collect geographical data
- "Norway Digital" and which data included here
- How raster and vector based methods for handling geographical information works
- How to use various data for analysis
- Methods for presenting geographical information.

The student is supposed to know how to:
- Handle data from "Norway Digital"
- Use these data for analysis
- Use correct reference system and map projection
- Understand and use raster and vector based systems for geographic information
- Make good cartographic presentations based on geographic information.

General competence
The student is supposed to know how to
- See various use of geographic information ( and systems)within their own field
- Handle geographical information in connection with their own field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (50%) and a project raport (50%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

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.

Course materials

Given in the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB6015 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment INSPERA 50/100



Summer UTS Assignment 50/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 50/100 D 2018-12-11 15:00 SL238 , SL210 , SL120 , SL321
Summer UTS Written examination 50/100 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.