GEG2230 – Spatial analyses of geographical information

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Course content

The course gives a specialization in spatial analyses of geographical information, focusing on analyses of processes relevant for geosciences. The course concentrates on interpolation, geostatistics and generation/analyses of digital elevation models (DEM).

Learning outcome

After accomplished this course, you will have the following competences:

  • could explain the difference between vector and raster data, and how those can be used in spatial analysis
  • know how to interpolate geographical data, and apply more advanced geostatistical principles
  • being able to generate and analyze digital elevation models based on points or lines containing elevation information
  • understand the principles and applications of multi-criteria analysis


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge


Lectures and assignments during the start of the semester. The course period covers 2.5 months between January and ca. Easter.  Up to 4 obligatory written assignments which must be approved before you can take the final exam.


2 written assignments (which together counts for ca 40%). Up to 4 written short reports of lab practice, must be passed to be allowed to take the final written examn. Final written exam (3 hours) (counts ca 60%).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration []

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)