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AG1323 GIS for the Built Environment 7.5 credits

A course on GIS techniques and applications, with various case studies related to surveying, urban planning, land management and traffic planning.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG1323 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Basic GIS architecture
  • Spatial data models and structures
  • Data sources
  • Database concepts
  • Vector data operations
  • Raster data operations
  • Spatial query
  • Spatial analysis
  • Network analysis

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students to how geographic information systems (GIS) store, process, and present geographic data, i.e. data pertaining to the surface of the earth and how this technology helps us analyze spatial phenomena of urban or regional scale. On the completion of this course, students should acquire basic theoretical understanding of GIS as well as practical skills of using GIS software in various contexts.

Course disposition

Lectures 20h

Laboration 40h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B/ Swedish 3 and English corresponding to English A/ English 6. Mathematics E/Mathematics 4, Physics B/ Physics 2.

Course AG1311 Graphic Information Systems, or a GIS course of at least 6 credits. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

Written exam (TEN2, 3 cr)
Approved laboratory reports (LAB2, 3 cr)
Project (PRO1; 1,5 cr)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination


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

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Course web AG1323

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Takeshi Shirabe,