Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 21. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: L2. Course coordinator: Senior Lecturer Klas Ernald Borges,, Fastighetsvetenskap. Prerequisites: TEK270 Geomatics; and VFR140 Introductory law and real estate law. Assessment: Written exam and approved project work. Parts: 2. Further information: The course is taught in Swedish. The course uses the Luvit website Extracts of the Swedish Cadastral System (Fastighetssök) are used. Compulsory participation in study visit to the National Land Survey of Sweden. Home page:

The objective of the course is to further develop the student's understanding of real estate law and geomatics. The course is to develop knowledge as to how individual real estate properties relate to the real estate register. The course creates a basis for the courses in real estate economy and spatial planning.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to evaluate how a new technical development presents new challenges to the system of regulation as to new requirements and possibilities.

The course examines the structure of the Swedish land register and also how real estate information systems are structured and used in other countries under different conditions. The technical requirements as to an information system, in which knowledge and skills in modelling, programming and databases are included, are also examined. The students are to learn how real estate information can also be tied to other geographical information (for example, when generating a digital register map). Finally, the students will also learn the most common applications of real estate information today, for example real estate formation and financing.

Real Estate Information Technology integrates different moments: Modelling and databases (2 weeks) handles the conceptual modelling, fundamental database techniques and constructing questions. Within modelling, there is a connection between programming (programs/databases as models of reality) and real estate information (which are the areas that will be modelled in the exercises). Within the moment Geodesi and GPS (2 weeks), the students will learn how the earth can be approximated with an earth ellipsoid, and its depiction on a plane with the assistance of map projections, as well as how one can transform coordinates between different coordinate systems. The course also includes the basis for satellite measuring (GPS). Within the moment real estate information technology (4 weeks), the concept of real estate is treated, including different land rights and relationships to adjoining parcels. In addition, the origins and structure of the real estate data available are examined, as well as limitations in use due to requirements by society and individuals, for example, the requirements with respect to real property formation, administering mortgage deeds within the credit system and for real estate financial analyses (price statistics for certain areas, etc.). The international perspective is also investigated for a deeper understanding. The moment also addresses the successive creation of the Swedish land register, with the methods for collection, analysis, storage and presentation of data on real estate parcels and premises. In addition, the coordination between the technical descriptions of real estate parcels and the legal definitions of the same, as well as legal aspects of the creation of the register are examined (for example, personal information, copyright protections, etc.) This moment is tied to the project part of the course.

Integrated project - a real estate data system. A specific moment is an integrated project in which the students will learn how one practically creates a less extensive real estate information system, and therewith can understand the requirements existing in order for it to function as well as its possibilities and limitations for the user. The project includes modelling and the construction of a real estate data system (2 weeks) and the application of real estate information systems (4 weeks).

Eklundh Lars (red), 2003, Geografisk informationsbehandling (kap. 5, 6, 10 och 11). Byggforskningsrådet.
Prop 1999/2000:39 om fastighetsdataregister
FAO, 2002, Land tenure and rural development. FAO Land Tenure Studies 3.
FAO, 1995, Cadastral surveys and records of rights in land. FAO Land Tenure Studies 1.
FIG, 2000, Cadastre 2014: A vision for a Future Cadastral System. Working Group 1 of FIG Commission 7.
Padron-McCarthy, Thomas, En webbkurs om databaser, (some parts)
Julstad, Barbro, 2005, Fastighetsindelning och markanvändning, kap 1-2, s 11-61. Norstedts juridik.
A set of papers.


Code: 0107. Name: Real Estate Information Technology.
Higher education credits: 10,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved individual exam (3 parts during two days), and approved grouop exercises. Contents: See general course description.

Code: 0207. Name: Cadastral System - Project.
Higher education credits: 10,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project work. Contents: See general course description.