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GIS, Mobility and Systems, 15 Credits

Swedish name: GIS, mobilitet och system

This syllabus is valid: 2014-11-10 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG026

Credit points: 15

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2014-11-06


The aim of this course is to deepen students’ knowledge of GIS. This will be achieved through the use of raster data and related analysis methods. Location and network analysis, as well as basic spatial modelling, is also covered. The GIS software used in the course is ArcGIS Desktop.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. understand and describe spatial analysis methods,

Competence and skills
2. understand and apply raster and network analysis functions in GIS,
3. apply GIS methods to identify suitable locations,
4. perform basic spatial modelling, and

Judgement and approach
5. apply knowledge of GIS to advanced investigatory work.

Required Knowledge

Univ: GIS and Spatial Analysis, 15 ECTS, Tourism GIS, 15 ECTS,  or equivalent.

Form of instruction

The course consists of lectures, exercises and seminars. The exercises – partly carried out under teacher supervision – constitutes an essential part of the course. The seminars constitute examination sessions. Lectures are given and instructions are provided in English. Supervision can be received and examination can be conducted in either English or Swedish

Examination modes

Examination is based on presentation of assignments and a take-home examination. Those students who do not pass the test at the regularly scheduled time are given the option of retaking the test shortly thereafter. A grade is given for the course only after all tests and assignments have been passed. The grades given for this course are pass with distinction, pass, or fail. More detailed instructions on the tests and assignments are given at the beginning of the course.

The student cannot appeal a grade, for example to a higher authority, but the student may always make comments on the scoring or request that the examiner reconsider the decision.

A student who has taken two examinations in a course or a part of a course without obtaining a passing grade is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary (6 Chap. 11b § Higher Education Ordinance). The student may submit a request for a different examiner to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

ACADEMIC CREDIT TRANSFER: Decisions about academic credit transfer are made on an individual basis.