Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: L2. Course coordinator: Karin Larsson,, GIS-centrum. Prerequisites: Passed practical exercises in VGMA01 Geodetic Surveying. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable and FMA420 Linear Algebra. Assessment: In order to pass the course the student is required to have passed the written individual examination test and to have completed passed exercises and assessments. Most exercises are compulsory. The final grade for the course is based on the written examination test. Students who fail the ordinary test will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test and also at the end of August every year. Parts: 4. Further information: Teaching consists of lectures, practical exercises and field measurements. Most practical exercises and participation in the field measurements are compulsory. Assessment takes the form of a written examination in two parts. For more information contact Centre for Geographical Information System. Home page:

The aim of the course is to get basic knowledge of concepts and methodologies within geodesy, surveying, cartography and photogrammetry as well as management and analysis of geographical data with geographic information systems (GIS). In addition a deeper knowledge in geodesy is accuired.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Lectures cover the basic theory of cartography, spatial phenomena, geographical data and analysis, map projections and sperical geodesy and an introduction to photogrammetry. Basic geostatistics and quality aspects represented by error propagation theory are also treated. Through calculation exercisis and a number of practical computer based exercisis the students learn how to structure geographical data, perform basic geographical analysis and finally present geographical information. He/she will also get an overview of geographical data bases used by governmental and municipal authorities, the main usage of these data bases and how their quality can be described. In an extensive application exercise the students collect and compile data from different national and regional data distributors, compile the data and execute analysis relevant for surveying purposes.

Harrie L. (red.): ”Geografisk informationsbehandling - teori, metoder och tillämpningar.” Formas, Stockholm. 2008. ISBN: 978-9-540-6015-3.
Ollvik, L. och Gunnarsson, J.: ”Kompendium i geodetisk mätningsteknik, Allmän kurs.”, Avd för Geodetisk mätningsteknik, LTH, Lund.
Avd för Geodetisk mätningsteknik, LTH: ”Formelsamling i geodesi med kartteknik.”
Institutionen för Naturgeografi och Ekosystemanalys, Lunds universitet: ”Övningskompendie i GIS för Geografisk informationsteknik, EXTA45” och ”How ArcGIS”. 2008.
Harrie, L.: ”Statistical aspects of spatial interpolation”.Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemanalys, Lunds universitet. 2006.


Code: 0108. Name: Geomatics Theory.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Result constitute the total course grade. Contents: Written examination in which knowledge of the basic theory of GIS, geostatistics, geodesy and quality aspect of geographical data is evaluated, as well as the students’ abilities to combine the theoretical base with practical problem solution.

Code: 0208. Name: GIS Exercises.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed compulsory practical exercises and assignments apart from application tasks. Contents: Practical exercises and assignments in GIS and literature databases.

Code: 0308. Name: Applied Excercises.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed application exercises in GIS. Contents: Application exercises in GIS.

Code: 0408. Name: Geostatistics and Geodesy.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed excercises and assignments in geostatistics, fotogrammetry and geodesy. Contents: Excercises and assignments in geostatistics, fotogrammetry and geodesy.