Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. AAK630 overlap following cours/es: VTVA15 och VTVA20. Compulsory for: IBYI1, IBYV1. Course coordinator: Univ.adj Åsa Knutson,, Trafikteknik. Assessment: Students are examined as a collaborative group. A passing grade requires satisfactory exercises, active participation in the final presentation of the project and a satisfactory final report. The student must also participate in study trips and hand in an individual report of the trips.

The course provides fundamental knowledge of the physical planning in social structure construction with focus on the infrastructure, and GIS as a supporting feature in the planning process.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Understand the physical planning process on different planning levels

Have fundamental knowledge of the relevant legislation

Have fundamental knowledge of the possibilities for physical planning offered by GIS-analyses


The main features of the planning process on national, regional and local levels and the interaction of the various levels and actors. Responsibility for the physical planning. The main features of the physical planning’s system of rules.

Bases, tools and implementation.

Fundamental concepts of cartography and GIS.

How information in the database can be connected to the cartographic information, illustrated and analysed with the help of maps and geographic information systems.
The course contents are applied to a real planning project, combined with a study trip. Teaching/learning is through tasks both individual and in groups and with exercises at the end of lectures. Also included is a GIS exercise with a practical application to the project.

Exercises must be compiled into a final report giving an account of the whole planning process.

Kompendium i samhällsbyggnad.
Kompendium i GIS