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AG2417 Web and Mobile GIS 7.5 credits

The aim of the course is to teach students the fundamental theories and technologies for disseminating and processing geographic information by means of Internet and World Wide Web. For this, two specific distributed GIS architectures are studied: the Web-based and the mobile GIS architectures. It is demonstrated through case studies, laboratory exercises, and group projects that these architectures and related technologies allow 1) the creation of dynamic web maps and Internet-based geographic analysis, and 2) the provision of GIS functionality in the field through mobile GIS solutions and in a commercial setting in the form of Location-Based Services (LBSes).
At the end of the course, students should know how to design and implement web maps, Internet-based geographic analysis, and mobile GIS and LBS solutions.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2417 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

• Basics of computer networking, Internet, WWW
• Client/server computing and the distributed component framework
• Open source and commercial (ESRI) Internet mapping software
• Standards for distributed GIS services
• Design and implementation of dynamic maps and geographical analysis via the WWW
• GPS and Mobile GIS concepts
• Professional GPS and mobile devices
• ESRI Mobile GIS software
• Mobile solutions for capturing, storing, updating, analyzing, and displaying geographic information
The course is composed of lectures, laboratory exercises, project and student presentations.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to teach students the fundamental theories and technologies for disseminating and processing geographic information by means of Internet and World Wide Web. For this, two specific distributed GIS architectures are studied: the Web-based and the mobile GIS architectures. It is demonstrated through case studies, laboratory exercises, and group projects that these architectures and related technologies allow 1) the creation of dynamic web maps and Internet-based geographic analysis, and 2) the provision of GIS functionality in the field through mobile GIS solutions and in a commercial setting in the form of Location-Based Services (LBSes).
At the end of the course, students should know how to design and implement web maps, Internet-based geographic analysis, and mobile GIS and LBS solutions.

Course disposition

Lectures: 20 h

Labs: 40 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in civil engineering, geography, technical physics, computer science, statistics, economics, or mathematics. At least 3 credits in each programming, linear algebra, univariate analysis, probability theory and statistics

Documented knowledge

In Spatial Databases corresponding to the content in course AG2425 and at least one of the courses:

AG1323 GIS for Built Environment

AG2412 Geovisualisation

AG2414 Spatial Analysis

and Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.

Recommended prerequisites

AG2411, GIS architecture, 7.5c (or equivalent)
AG2412, Geovisualisation, 7.5c (or equivalent)
AG2425, Spatial Databases, 7.5c (or equivalent)

Knowledge of programming in Java

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

Internet GIS: Distributed Geographic Information Services for the Internet and Wireless Networks, authored by Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng and Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou.  Published by Wiley. 2003.

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

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboration, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 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

LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

When supplementing, bonus points collected at previous courses do not apply

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

With explicit e-mail request to and approval from examiner no later than 1 month before exam. In the case of approved grade, bonus points accumulated at previous courses do not apply. 

Examiner

Profile picture Gyözö Gidofalvi

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 AG2417

Offered by

ABE/Geoinformatics

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted

Contact

Gyözö Gidofalvi, Tel. 08-7907021, gyozo.gidofalvi@abe.kth.se