Main Field of Study and progress level:
Human Geography: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Grading scale: A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, F Insufficient
Responsible department: Department of Geography
Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2021-06-16
The purpose of the course is to further develop knowledge and skills related to central GIS tasks: collection, handling and updating of spatial data. Using ESRI:s file geodatabase format as platform, the course addresses different GIS and CAD formats, metadata, coordinate systems/projections, the query language SQL as well as topological relations and rules.
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student should be able to: Knowledge and understanding
(1) Describe functionality, applications and limitations associated with common GIS and CAD formats that can be stored in a geodatabase, (2) explain central concepts in GIS database management, Competence and skills (3) prepare, troubleshoot and document spatial information for storage in a geodatabase, (4) create and administer properly designed geodatabases, (5) implement and apply topological relations and rules in order to accurately model geometric relationships, and (6) utilise the query language SQL for basic selection of spatial data.
Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject, including 15 ECTS in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Form of instruction
The course consists of lectures and excercises. The excercises - partly carried out under teacher supervision -constitutes an essential part of the course.
The software used in the course are the GIS program ArcGIS Desktop and the CAD program AutoCAD Map 3D.
The course is taught in English
Examination modes Examination is based on individual written/graphical accounts of exercises and a written examination.
Grades cannot be appealed, i.e., re-evaluated by a higher authority, but the student may make comments on the grading 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. 22 § Higher Education Ordinance). The student may submit a request for a different examiner to the Director of Studies.
Decisions about academic credit transfer are made on an individual basis.
ACADEMIC CREDIT TRANSFER Credit transfer is always examined individually.