Course syllabus

Geografiska databaser
Geographical Databases

EXTN70, 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-gi
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to provide a theoretical basis for how geographic databases are structured and how they can be used. Additionally, the course aims to provide practical skill in the modelling, creation, and use of such databases.

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 course contains the central concepts and techniques for management of geographic databases. The areas covered in particular include spatial databases, object oriented modelling of the content of geographic databases, structure query language – SQL (as well as an extension of this language to handle spatially explicit queries), spatial indexing, spatio-temporal methods, open source and volunteered geographic information.

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: GISN06, NGEN12

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ali Mansourian,
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