norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description GEO1011 - Introduction to Geomatics (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits5
Duration1 semester (Autumn)

This course gives students a basic understanding of geographic data and how these data are managed and processed in a geographic information system (GIS). Students will understand the processes related to data collection, processing, storage, analysing and presenting spatial data, and how these processes interact with data quality.


- Datums
- Projections
- Co-ordinate systems
- Co-ordinate transformations
- Norwegian map series
- Data quality
- Photogrammetry and remote sensing
- Digitising and scanning
- Map editing
- Data structures and databases
- Data and attributes
- Standards
- Data formats
- Conversion to different formats
- Basic GIS analyses
- Presentation

Study MethodsLectures, Mandatory Assignments
Exercises using different software systems
AssessmentWritten Exam, 3 hours
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsAssignments
Compulsory assignments must be accepted before the examination
Supplementary Information