Course syllabus


EXTN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: L4-fr, L4-gi
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment takes the form of a written examination, and evaluation of project work. Approved on all exercises and participation on all compulsory activities.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 30
Selection: Total number of credits on master level within specialisation of LTH program.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.
The course overlaps following course/s: GISN09, TEK240

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Harrie,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is a master level courseĀ (NGEN07) at the Faculty of Science.