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.

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 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 *
Spring ORD School exam 51/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring 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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