This course is discontinued

GEO4080 – Applied geographical information management

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course is a practical introduction into geographical information handling. You will use modern computer technology to sample, manage, analyse and publish geographical data.

Learning outcome

Knowledge and skills:
The students will learn

  • Reading geographical data
  • Producing of simple maps
  • Simple vector and raster analysis
  • Basic principles of remote sensing and presentations of images


  • The course aims at fostering and developing scientific curiosity around the course theme and a critical reflection of representativeness, accuracy, reliability and importance of the data and results


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses


Will be given as a two weeks intensive course with lectures and computer lab. Daily obligatory lab assignments, which all have to be passed.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


You pass the course when all 10 lab reports are approved.

General information about examinations at the faculty can be found at

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Periodic evaluation autumn 2009 and autumn 2010.

Facts about this course






GEO4080 will not be taught 2012, it is uncertain when or if the course will be taught again.


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