TBA4250 - Geographic Information Handling 2, 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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a technical point of view. Spatial data models, topology, network operations, cartographic generalization, information theory and other elements that are behind a GIS. In a project work the students will be enabled to use some of this technology by developent of a map-based application.

Learning outcome


The student is supposed to have knowledge about

  • Basic concepts for handling geographic information
  • How to use Fuzzy Sets in connection with geographic information
  • How to organize topological connections between geographic objects
  • Technology for the portrayal of geographic information on the Internet
  • Data structures for the representation of geographic information in various dimensions
  • Important algorithms used in geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Information theory and cartographic communication
  • Techniques for cartographic animations
  • 3D GIS and network analysis
  • Quality and uncertainty in geographic information


The student is supposed to know how to:

  • Choose the suitable data structure and use it for geographic objects
  • Implement a map application (Web, pad, mobile unit) where elements from the discussed technology are used
  • Make a map application that have 2-way interaction with a data base
  • Make a map application, within a given theme, which has a carefully considered and good user interface
  • Make a map application where the cartographic content is communicated in a good way and in accordance with the theory

General competence

The student is supposed to know how to:

  • Handling geographic data in a computer
  • Give a well considered presentation of geographic information in an electronic media

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Information at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB6025 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 51/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 51/100 D
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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