norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description GEO3101 - Geographic Analysis (2005/2006)

LevelUndergraduate
ECTS Credits10
DurationSpring
LanguageNorwegian alternatively english
Prerequisite(s) 
Aim

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.

Content

-Elementary statistics
-Geostatistics
-Point pattern analysis and cluster detection
-Interpolation
-Data models in geodatabases
-Analysis of continuous fields
-Analysis of discrete entities
-Complex GIS analysis models
-Error sources
-Error propagation
-GIS and decision-making
-Organisation and presentation of analyses

Study MethodsLectures, Group Works, Mandatory Assignments, Reflection
AssessmentPortfolio Assessment (counts 60%)
Oral Exam, individually (counts 40%)
Each part must be individually approved of.
Portfolio Assessment. 3 maps must be handed in and passed. Each map counts 20%. Oral exam, individually (40%). Each part must be individually approved of.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsExercises (80% must have been approved by lecturer)
Each part must be individually approved of.
Reflection notes