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ArcGIS 7.5 credits

First cycle, L0005B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Geographic Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Geographic Information Technology and Surveying

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After approved course the students shall know how to
- collect, store, analyse and visualize geographical data.
- build small geographical databases and design small geographical information systems (GIS) with basic functionality.
- build small applications
- document their work according to established methodology. 

- Introduction to the subject field Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Traditional GIS-software: ArcGIS
- Practises, including:
Layers management
Database management
Creating and displaying data
Designing maps
Analyzing data 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
All the course material can be found on LTU’s Citrix portal. There you can also find more detailed descriptions of the course contents and its realization. There are no pre-recorded lectures, nor are there any mandatory gatherings. The book constitutes the course literature and should be followed according to its instructions.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is target examined through assignments that will be completed individually or in groups of two people who will be examined throughout the course. Marking of the assignments will be made according to U/G marking scale. All assignments should be completed to receive a final mark. Deliverables are available on LTU’s Citrix portal.

A course that is completed online demands that the student has access to some form of broadband connection.

Folke Stridsman

Transition terms
The course L0005B is equal to ABL013

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Getting to know ArcGIS Desktop, ESRI Press, latest edition.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001AssignmentU G#7.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021