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

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. EXTN10 overlap following cours/es: TEK240 och TEK240. Optional for: L4fr, L4gi. Course coordinator: Lars Harrie,, Naturgeografiska inst. Prerequisites: FMA430, TEK270 or VFT031, and EDA501. Assessment: Assessment takes the form of a written examination, and evaluation of project work. Approved on all exercises and participation on all compulsory activities. Further information: The course is a master level course (NGE613) at the Faculty of Science. Home page:

Students who have completed the basic courses are already acquainted with desktop GIS. The aim of this course is to study the use of GIS in a client-server environment, where communication takes place through the Internet. Part of the course deals with computer screen cartography.

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

The lectures deal with the most important techniques in web GIS. The major part of the exercises concerns the creation of web GIS services using standard software as well as markup language coding and script programming. Part of the course deal with rules for cartographic visualization on computer screens. The course ends with project work; in this project the students create their own web GIS service.

Kraak,M.-J. och Brown, A.: Web Cartography