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290084 PS Introduction to Geoinformatics, Group A (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

ACHTUNG Bachelor Geographie (Curriculum 2011) und Lehramt Diplom: Gilt als "PS Proseminar zur Vorlesung Einführung in die Geoinformation".


max. 40 participants
Language: German



Dienstag 05.03. 15:00-18:30 GIS-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C109
Montag 11.03. 16:30-20:00 MM-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C110
Dienstag 19.03. 15:00-18:30 GIS-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C109


Aims, contents and method of the course

Based on examples participants will learn how the use the often complex tools of geographic information systems by using a desktop GIS (ArcView). Focus is laid on how to prepare existent data for the use in a GIS (e.g. combine geometry and statistical data) and visualize them in a cartographic way.

1. Desktop GIS - Basics
2. Import of geo data
3. Definition of the reference system
4. Load, join and export of tables
5. Edition, addition and calculation of attributes
6. Legend styles and classification methods
7. Data aggregation applying summarize and dissolve function
8. Design and edition of map symbols
9. Main map vs overview map
10. Map layout, its features and generation in GIS
11. Map preparation for other software

Discussion and practice

Assessment and permitted materials

1st exam at the beginning of session 2;
2nd exam at the beginning of session 3;
Final project: deadline tba on Moodle

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark is composed of active participation (15%), a final group project (25%) and two intermediate tests at the beginning of session 2 and 3 (30% each one).
Lowest passing grade: 51%

Examination topics

siehe Inhalte der LV

Reading list

Siehe Skript der dazugehörigen Vorlesung.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 4.1) (B11-StEOP) (L1-c2)

Last modified: Fr 03.05.2019 00:05