Geographical Information Systems for Air Traffic and Transportation, 6 credits (TNFL04)

Geografiska informationssystem för flyg och transporter, 6 hp

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Carl Henrik Häll

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Air traffic and transportation

Intended learning outcomes

The main purpose is to give basic theoretical and practical knowledge in geographic information systems (GIS).The course shall also give an introduction to database technology. After the course the student should

  • understand the relational model and the query language SQL
  • be familiar with the basic theory within geographic information science
  • be familiar with several methods used for GIS-analyses
  • be able to choose the right method to use for analysing different problems
  • be able to work independently with GIS-software and to present results from GIS-analysis in a clear and well structured report
  • use GIS for relevant tasks in the air traffic and transportation sector, e.g. aircraft noise analysis.

Course content

Data structures and modelling. Relational databases and query languages, especially SQL. Spatial data bases. Cartography. Data collection for GIS's. Spatial analysis. Applications related to traffic and transportation e.g. aircraft noise management.


LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt


Carl Henrik Häll

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

Course literature

Harrie L. (red), 2013: Geografiska informationsbehandling, Teori, Metoder och Tillämpningar. Sjätte upplagan. Studentlitteratur. Laborationshäfte
Harrie L. (red), 2013: Geografiska informationsbehandling, Teori, Metoder och Tillämpningar. Sjätte upplagan. Studentlitteratur. Laborationshäfte
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

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