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Open source web mapping solutions 7.5 credits

Kartapplikationer på Internet med open source
First cycle, L0019B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

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 student
• shall be able to work with and publish geographic data online through different interactive web mapping solutions,
•shall be able to design and add functionality to these published web mapping solutions
• has obtained a deepened understanding to how these web mapping solutions work and interact, using different services and type of data with focus on practical application.

-Basic concepts: 
Definitions, historic background, market, different technology, communication, protocol etc.
Architecture, design, development and administration of different types of web mapping software, mostly opens source.

Technology / programs:
-Google Maps API 
-Web Map Service, Web Feature Service, Web Coverage Service 
-Open Street Maps  

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 and software 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. Lectures are given in text format.

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 aim is examined through assignments that will be completed individually which 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. Assignments are available on LTU’s Citrix portal.

Mats Olofsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Provided material and documentation from software, programming languages and libraries.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001AssignmentU G#4.50MandatoryA11
0002Project workU G#3.00MandatoryA11

Syllabus established
by Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 08 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Jun 2021