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TNK055 Geographical Information Systems for Transportation, 6 ECTS credits.
/Geografiska informationssystem för trafik och transporter/

For:   TSL  


Prel. scheduled hours:
Rec. self-study hours: 160

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G1

The aim is to give an introduction to geographic information technology and a deeper knowledge about geographical information systems as a tool for engineers. After the course the students should
  • be familiar with basic geographic information technology
  • be familiar with the most important application areas for GIS within planning for traffic and transportation
  • understand how GIS-applications are designed
  • be able to work independently with GIS-software, perform analysis and to present the result in clear and well structured reports

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Admission requirements for master level studies

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Positioning Systems

The course contains lectures, projects and laboratory work. The two latter are obligatory.

Course contents:
Data capture, Data structures, Geographic databases, Cartographic presentation, Geographical analysis. Practical excercises with GIS-softwares. Applications for transportation

Course literature:
To be decided

Project work
Laboratory work

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Carl Henrik Häll
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Last updated: 06/19/2013