Geographic Information Technology 7.5 credits

Geografisk informationsteknik
First cycle, L0020B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 31 Jan 2013

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019

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
The aim of the course is to give the students ability, with geographical technology, to collect, store, analyse and visualize geographical data. Furthermore the students shall be familiar with concepts, terms and the most common operations in the subject field. Students shall also know about the use of the technology in organizations and be able to do geographic analysis in relevant GIS software program in practice.


- Basic concepts:
Definitions, history, application area, market.

- Data capture:
Surveying, GPS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, manual digitizing, scanning, digital elevation models

- Geographic analysis:
Topology, vector analysis, network analysis, raster analysis, Digital Elevation Models.

- Initiation of GIS in organizations

- Field of application

- GIS software programs:
Desktop, Server and GIS on the Internet.

Lectures and hand-in assignments. No compulsory lectures.

Hand-in assignments consisting of laboratory work and knowledge tests

Courses followed through Internet demands access to some sort of broadband.

Mats Olofsson

Transition terms
The course L0020B is equal to L0001B

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lars Harrie (red), 6:th edition, Geografisk Informationsbehandling – Teori, metoder och tillämpningar.
ISBN: 978-91-440-8877-8. Studentlitteratur AB.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignment reportsU G#7.50MandatoryA13

Study guidance
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