Geographic Information Systems, 6 credits

Geografiska informationssystem, 6 hp

TNK046

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Carl Henrik Häll

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KLOG Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Norrköping C
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Norrköping E
6CKTS Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 - Swedish Norrköping C

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering
  • Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme
  • Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The main purpose is to give basic theoretical and practical knowledge in geographic information systems (GIS).The course shall also give an introduction to database technology. After the course the student should

  • understand the relational model and the query language SQL
  • be familiar with the basic theory within geographic information science
  • be familiar with several methods used for GIS-analyses
  • be able to choose the right method to use for analysing different problems
  • be able to work independently with GIS-software and to present results from GIS-analysis in a clear and well structured report

Course content

Data structures and modelling. Relational databases and query languages, especially SQL. Spatial data bases. Cartography. Data collection for GIS's. Spatial analysis. Applications related to traffic and transportation.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lessons and laboratory work. The laboratory work is mandatory.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work3 creditsU, G
TEN1Written Examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses:
Positioning Systems 

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Carl Henrik Häll

Course website and other links

http://www.itn.liu.se/~carha/tnk046

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Harrie, Lars, (2013) Geografisk informationsbehandling : teori, metoder och tillämpningar
    ISBN: 9789144088778
    Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2013
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 3 credits U, G
TEN1 Written Examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Harrie, Lars, (2013) Geografisk informationsbehandling : teori, metoder och tillämpningar

ISBN: 9789144088778

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2013

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
LAB1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X

                            
4.4 Designing
X

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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