Construction of complex GIS systems in Windows and UNIX environments
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Content and learning outcomes
- Basic GIS algorithms
- Modelling of systems (UML)
- Toolkits, libraries, etc
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course the students should:
- be familiar with the architecture of a GIS system,
- have knowledge about the theory behind the most common algorithms in geographic information science,
- have knowledge about methods to handle geometric data in databases,
- have the skill of performing own modelling of geographic data using UML,
- have the confidence and skill to develop their own programming to implement new GIS applications,
- know the basic standards in GIS.
Lectures 20 h
Project 16 h
Literature and preparations
A completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics, geography, engineering physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and/or mathematics, including at least 3 university credits (hp) in each of the following or their equivalents: Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics." Together with
Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.
Worboys, M. F., and M. Duckham, 2004. GIS: A Computing Perspective, 2nd edition. Taylor & Francis.
Harrie, L., 2009. Lecture notes in GIS Algorithms, Lund University.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 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
Approved laborations (LAB1; 4,5 cr) (P/F)
Project, (PROJ; 3.0 cr), A/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Participation i final presentation session
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
No opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 AG2411
Main field of study
AG2414 Spatial analysis
AG2417 Web and mobile GIS