Course syllabus

Algoritmer i geografisk informationsbehandling
Algorithms in Geographical Information Systems

TEK230, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2013-04-19

General Information

Elective for: L4-gi
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Students who have completed basic courses have studied basic GIS theory and learned to use GIS as a tool for geographic analysis. The aim of this course is to provide basic mathematical and computer science theory required in GIS. This knowledge is necessary for the evaluation of the results of an analysis as well as in the running of advanced analyses where there are no standard tools available.

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 basic theory of spatial databases as well as the most basic algorithms in GIS. The exercises are mainly directed towards using spatial databases and programming algorithms. The course ends with an individual project.

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 overlaps following course/s: GISN07, NGEN06

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Harrie,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is a master level course (NGEN06) at the Faculty of Science.