TBA4240 - Geographic Information Handling 1, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 51/100 4 hours D
Work 49/100

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. Use of GIS software for analysis and presentation of geographic information.

A certain number of exersises need to be carried out and approved to get access to the exam. The number of exercises that need approval will be given in start of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Final written exam (51 %) and a project report (49 %). The results for the parts are given in as letter grades. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. Both the exam and the project report must receive a passing grade in order to pass the course.

Course materials

Given in the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB6015 7.5
AAR4841 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
GEOG1012 2.5 AUTUMN 2021
AAR4847 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 51/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 51/100 D 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.

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