Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

GIS for Bachelor’s of Engineering

Overall Course Objectives

To introduce the basic concepts of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). To give an insight into spatial information and geodata.

Learning Objectives

  • describe basic GIS data structures and algorithms
  • describe different techniques for the acquisition of geodata with respect to their fundamental principles, their field of application, the required effort and their limitations
  • develop simple GIS applications with their requirements on geospatial data and GIS functionality
  • handle an open source GIS software for typical geospatial questions with python programming
  • use official Danish and European geodatabases for simple analyses in vector and raster data models
  • develop a simple database for a given spatial problem in alignment with a suitable spatial data model and formulate simple queries on it
  • handle GIS specific methods such as geo-referencing and map transformations
  • transform geodata between different geodetic datums and map projections
  • perform and understanding thematic mapping
  • apply geometric operations to geodata in the vector and raster domain.

Course Content

• Introduction to GIS and spatial analysis
• Core GIS methods and standards
• The applications of GIS (environmental management, resource allocation, transport, urban planning, climate change and socioeconomics)
• Data input in GIS and sources of spatial data
• GIS data structures and models
• Cartography and geovisualization
• Coordinate systems, map projections and datums
• Relational and spatial databases, database design and queries with SQL
• Spatial analysis in vector and raster data models.
• Python programming within GIS

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises.


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13 weeks




DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 30531
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Thurs 13-17

7.500,00 DKK