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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AG1312 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists mainly of three parts:

  1. Basic knowledge of GIS, including raster- and vector data structure, data collection for GIS, map projections and reference systems and simple analyses in GIS,
  2. Basic knowledge in web publishing, including publication of maps in Google Earth and Google maps,
  3. Publication of interactive maps in a web environment using javascript and xml.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students shall:

  • Understand how digital maps are built and georeferenced
  • Understand basic concepts of GIS such as data collection, raster- and vector data structure, search for information and simple analysis methods
  • Understand how the world wide web functions, how websites are built and different web-techniques (HTML, style sheets, javascript)
  • Be able to create interactive commands in a web environment using javascript and to publish interactive maps on the web, in Google Earth and Google Maps based on javascript
  • Be able to create maps coupling XML files with geographic elements in a web environment

Course Disposition

Course will be given as internet-based distance learning course with possibility to meet a teacher at four occasions.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed and documented upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS).

Recommended prerequisites

Good skills using computers and the internet recommended.


The course is given via the internet therefore requires that the student has some form of broadband access. Participants will be provided with a flatform for storage/publication of own webpages. Course work can be done using PC or Mac, though compendium and instructions are written for PC.


Compendium and lecture notes available via the internet

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved compulsory laboratory exercises and assignments (LAB1 7,5 credits). Work is performed individually and continuously submitted to the teacher during the course.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AG1312

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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