Geographic Information Systems, 6 credits (TNK046)

Geografiska informationssystem, 6 hp

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Carl Henrik Häll

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CKTS Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 - Swedish Norrköping o
6KLOG Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Norrköping o
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Norrköping v

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering
  • Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme
  • Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

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.

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

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.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lessons and laboratory work. The laboratory work is mandatory.

Examination

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

Grades

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

Other information

Supplementary courses:
Positioning Systems 

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Carl Henrik Häll

Course website and other links

http://www.itn.liu.se/~carha/tnk046

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Harrie, Lars, (2013) Geografisk informationsbehandling : teori, metoder och tillämpningar
ISBN: 9789144088778
Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2013

Additional literature

Books

Harrie, Lars, (2013) Geografisk informationsbehandling : teori, metoder och tillämpningar

ISBN: 9789144088778

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2013

TEN1 Written Examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits

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