Course syllabus


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

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

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


Students who have completed the basic courses are already acquainted with desktop GIS. The aim of this course is to learn about the techniques in a client-server environment for creating web GIS solutions as well as spatial data infrastructures. Part of the course deals with web 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 interoperable standards 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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Assessment takes the form of a written examination, and evaluation of project work. Approved on all exercises and participation on all compulsory activities.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: GISN09, TEK240

Reading list

Contact and other information

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