Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • must be knowledgeable about different spatial analysis and geocomputational techniques and understanding their strengths and weaknesses

  • must be knowledgeable about different geovisualisation techniques

  • must be knowledgeable about the role of geographic information for the fulfilling of the sustainable development goals


  • must be able to identify and analyse geospatial problems

  • must be able to apply theories and methods of relevance to the chosen problem

  • must be able to argue the design and general methods of the project in relation to scientific methodology

  • must be able to evaluate the potential of different geographic datasets in the context of a given problem

  • must be able to apply spatial analysis and geocomputation techniques to solve a problem

  • must be able to communicate data and findings through geovisualisation tools


  • must be able to support organisations in the development of solutions for geospatial problems

Type of instruction

Problem-oriented project work in groups with supervision. Workshops and seminars may supplement the project work.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examGeoinformatics
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 titleGeoinformatik
Module codePLLANK20203
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design