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AG2421 A GIS Project 7.5 credits

A team project on various topics of GIS with emphasis on acquisition, analysis, visualization and mining of geographic data.

Students will have the opportunity to work with an experienced Project Manager from a GIS consulting firm on a ‘real world’ project. Study visits will also be arranged for students to see how GIS is used in Industry or Governmental Agencies.

The course is composed of lectures, seminars and project work.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2421 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

Lectures 12h
Laboration 24h
Seminar 8h

Course contents

  • GIS Project Planning & Management
  • Introduction to the GIS Project
  • Invited lectures on various GIS projects
  • Project leadership & Problem solving
  • Carrying out a GIS project

Intended learning outcomes

Student shall develop their skills to plan and carry out a GIS project in a team environment.

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

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Annonseras vid kursens start

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 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

Approved project reports (7.5 credits); Attending 80% lectures

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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