TBA4250 - Geographic Information Handling 2, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 49/100
Written examination 51/100 4 hours D

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

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

Information at beginning of course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB6025 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

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 *
Spring ORD work 49/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 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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