TBA4240 - Geographic Information Handling 1, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 49/100 2 hours
work 51/100

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

  • 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.

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
AAR4841 5.0 01.09.2020
GEOG1012 5.0 01.09.2020
GEOG1012 2.5
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 49/100

Release 2020-12-14

Submission 2020-12-14

Release 15:00

Submission 17:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 51/100

Release 2020-10-28

Submission 2020-11-20

Release 08:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS work 51/100 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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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