VB6112 - Modeling and use of geodata


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 25 minutes

Course content

The course will provide the student with a theoretical and practical basis for using Norwegian and international infrastructure for geographical information in his work as a geomatician. The different parts are:

  • Introduction to the Norwegian infrastructure for geographical information, including standards and the technical framework where the SOSI method is central (SOSI - Samordnet Opplegg for Stedfestet Informasjon).
  • Principles for conceptual modeling of geographical information with emphasis on the modeling language UML (Unified Modeling Language).
  • Requirements for product specifications and metadata in 'Norge Digitalt'.
  • Relevant formats for geographic datasets.
  • Quality and usability for geographical information.
  • Overview of current portals for geographical information with emphasis on the national portal in 'Norge Digitalt' (
  • Organization of 'Norge Digitalt' and 'Geovekst'.
  • Introduction to building information modeling (BIM).

Learning outcome


  • Be able to account for the content and organization of the Norwegian infrastructure for geographical information.
  • Be able to account for the national technical framework for geographical information where the SOSI method is central.
  • Be able to account for quality, control methods, areas of use and availability of geographical information.
  • Be able to describe the principles for conceptual modeling of geographical information with UML.
  • Know the main principles for modeling building information.
  • Know relevant international standards for geographical information.
  • Know the most important formats for geographic datasets.


  • Be able to utilize the content of the national portal for geographical information (
  • Be able to use basic functions in a desktop GIS application.
  • Be able to interpret the results from a quality control of a geographical data set.


  • Critical assessment of the quality and usability of geographical data.
  • Precise written and oral communication of subject matter.

Learning methods and activities

Class lectures will be prerecorded and published in the digital learning environment. Student guidance both in classroom and using relevant digital tools available in the digital learning environment. Three compulsory works required for documentation of skill requirements. Oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig 1
  • Oblig 2
  • Oblig 3

Further on evaluation

Three compulsory works must be approved to get admittance to the oral exam. Re-sit of exam in August. Compulsory activity from earlier semester can be approved by the department.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE0)

Required previous knowledge

No more than entrance requirement for the study program

Course materials

The specific list is given by the start of the course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
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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