GI Technology and Information Systems


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Basic knowledge about geographic information and information technology. Following the modules ‘Geospatial Information Technology’ and ‘Land Governance and Geographic Information in a societal context’ in parallel.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To give students the opportunity to work with self-defined problems related to Spatial databases and Internet based GIS

Learning objectives


  • The fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at the Faculty of Engineering and Science (*)


  • Analysing problems related to the development of geospatial applications
  • Assessing different distributed GIS architectures
  • Evaluate the role of standards in spatial information systems
  • Structuring project management activities based on a well-formulated problem formulation (*)


  • Mastering the full systems development path for self-defined problems
  • Developing and setting up simple distributed GIS solutions
  • Designing a Spatial Data Infrastructure for a minor organisation
  • Reflecting on, planning and managing a study project in a PBL learning environment (*)

Type of instruction

Self-study work with supervision.



Name of examGI Technology and Information Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGI Teknologi og Informationssystemer
Module codePGLLANK15105
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design