norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description GEO2011 - Geographic Analysis (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits5
Duration1 semester (Spring)

This course further elaborates analysis methods based on a basic understanding of geodatabases and elementary statistics. Students are to be capable of complex GIS analysis and of evaluating the accuracy of results. Emphasis is on how to pre-process data, on the use of statistical methods and on functionality in standard GIS software. Students also gain an insight into GIS in decision-making support and how analyses should be communicated and presented.


- Data models in geodatabases,
- Elementary statistics and geostatistics;
- Interpolation;
- Analysis of continuous fields;
- Analysis of discrete entities;
- Fuzzy theory;
- Error sources;
- Error propagation;
- GIS and decision-making;
- Organisation and presentation of analyses.

Study MethodsLectures, Project Works, Exercises in the computer laboratory
AssessmentPortfolio Assessment (counts 70%)
Oral Exam, individually (counts 30%)
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone
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