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Course Description BYG3111 - GIS in Physical Planning (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10
Web-based teaching

• By following this course, the students acquire an overview of central sections of the subject area, for simple judgment and communication required in practical work and further education.
• Recognize the subject’s central approaches.
• Be aware of the quality requirements of products and processes for the subject, and understand their significations.
• Be able to analyze the condition of elements and components of existing infrastructure and evaluate possible enterprises for improvements
• Know different factors influence on professional decisions.
Criteria for making the effectiveness evident:
• Explain and analyze the condition of elements of existing infrastructure, related to real approaches, out of written descriptions and figures.
• Work out arrangements for gathering, evaluation and sorting         out information, based on the explanation and analysis.
• Use of available GIS – tools suitable in the planning process.
    Find simple models for situations and enterprises.
• Adopt adequate solutions for the subject’s approaches.
• Substantiate the adoptions.


• Overview: The planners view.
• Framework: Formal structures, zones contra negotiation
• GIS in physical planning
• Traditions, the character of the place.
• Regional planning: Localizing of enterprises in harmony with the environment
• Detailed planning: Design of enterprises in harmony with the environment
• Urban planning

Study MethodsE-learning, Net Supported Learning, Project Works, Meeting(s) / Seminar(s)
Instructions: • Weekly guidance • Information and communication on the course’s Internet address Studying: • Self tuition • Teamwork Premises: • Written lectures References and links.
AssessmentPortfolio Assessment
Grades are based upon censorship of selected works, handed in before deadline. The selected work must be announced for the students in the study guide at course module startup time.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsReport(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)
Participation at Seminar(s) / Meeting(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)
Exercises (must have been approved by lecturer)
Each part must be individually approved of.
The mandatory seminars are all web-based.