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LEI111 Geographic information science

Course description for academic year 2023/2024

Contents and structure

This course will give the student better understanding of methods and techniques for processing and modelling geographic information. The course will in particular help the student develop skills to analyze and operate on spatial data by scripting and automation. The student will also gain knowledge in applied spatial data analysis, statistical methods, evaluation of accuracy and quality, and to present results using cartographic methods and techniques.


Spatial concepts, import, export, structuring, topology and spatial relations, data quality, geoprocessing and analysis, presentation of data, correlation and regression, visualization and analysis by programming/scripting.

Learning Outcome

After completing this course the student should be able to:


  • Explain principles for storing and accessing geographic data and attach tabular data to geographic data.
  • Be able to recognize known spatial problems and to choose suitable solutions.
  • Characterize essential techniques to process, analyze and to visualize geographic information.


  • Process, couple, and present geographic data from various sources.
  • Perform basic analysis on geographic data.
  • Apply cartographic techniques to visualize results.
  • Create models of the analyzation process and construct simple programs/scripts.

General Competence

Demonstrate basic skills in processing, analyzation and visualization of spatial data using modern GIS software.

Entry requirements

See recommended prerequisite knowledge.

Recommended previous knowledge

Knowledge corresponding or similar to BYG109 Geographic Information Systems Analysis and LEI117 Introduction to geomatics and geo-informatics.

Teaching methods

Lecturers, theory and data exercises.

Compulsory learning activities

Five mandatory assignments must be submitted within set deadlines and approved before examination can take place.

Approved assignments are valid in three subsequent semesters.


4 hour written examination.

Time and place for the examination will be announced at Studentweb and digital assessment system.

The examination is digital and the students bring their own computer. The software used for the examination must be installed and tested by the student before the examination.

Grading scale is A-F where F is fail.

Examination support material

All support material is permitted.

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