Geographical Information Systems for Transportation, 6 credits (TNK055)

Geografiska informationssystem för trafik och transporter, 6 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Carl Henrik Häll

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 4 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master'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.

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for master level studies

Intended learning outcomes

The aim is to give an introduction to geographic information technology and a deeper knowledge about geographical information systems as a tool for engineers. The course also provides an introduction to programming in Matlab. 
After the course the students should

  • be familiar with basic geographic information technology
  • be able to work independently with GIS-software, perform analysis and to present the result in clear and well structured reports
  • be able to independently implement GIS-relevant algorithms in Matlab
  • have understanding for database systems and be able to search and select information using SQL-queries

Course content

Data capture, Data structures, Geographic databases, Cartographic presentation, Geographical analysis. Practical excercises with GIS-softwares. Applications for transportation. Programming in Matlab.

Teaching and working methods

The course contains lectures and laboratory work.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
UPG1Individual assignmentsU, 3, 4, 53 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/tnk055

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 122 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Fazal, Shahab, (2008) GIS basics. [Elektronisk resurs]
ISBN: 9788122423761,9788122426397
New Delhi : New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers, c2008.Nasser, Hussein, Mohanta, Pratyush, (2014) Learning ArcGIS geodatabases : an all-in-one start up kit to author, manage, and administer ArcGIS geodatabases. [Elektronisk resurs]
ISBN: 9781783988655,9781783988648
Birmingham, [England] : Packt Publishing, 2014.; Community Experience Distilled<br />Community experience distilled

Additional literature

Books

Fazal, Shahab, (2008) GIS basics. [Elektronisk resurs]

ISBN: 9788122423761,9788122426397

New Delhi : New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers, c2008.

Nasser, Hussein, Mohanta, Pratyush, (2014) Learning ArcGIS geodatabases : an all-in-one start up kit to author, manage, and administer ArcGIS geodatabases. [Elektronisk resurs]

ISBN: 9781783988655,9781783988648

Birmingham, [England] : Packt Publishing, 2014.; Community Experience Distilled<br />Community experience distilled

LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
UPG1 Individual assignments U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

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