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Return to Vienna for the summer semester of 2022. We are planning to hold courses mainly on site to enable the personal exchange between you, your teachers and fellow students. We have labelled digital and mixed courses in u:find accordingly.

Due to COVID-19, there might be changes at short notice (e.g. individual classes in a digital format). Obtain information about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

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290103 PS Open GIS and Open Data in Geoinformation (2021S)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Digital only.

Tuesday, 02.03.2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 09.03.2021 - cancelled
Tuesday, 16.03.2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 23.03.2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 04/13/2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 04/20/2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 04/27/2021 - 17:00-20:00

Tuesday, 05/18/2021 - 17:00-20:00
Tuesday, 05/25/2021 - 17:00-20:00 - additional unit


Aims, contents and method of the course

COVID-19 Update: Regarding the current situation, we will hold the course online. Specific information will be available on the course's Moodle page.
The course shall allow its participants to get to know Open Source software in the field of GIS. On the other hand Open Data initiatives will be presented and explored. Based on this we will be performing a complete workflow from the data source to the publication of simple web application during the duration of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course participation via online connection to the OpenGIS server (SSH tunnel)
Exam at end of the semester

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the end of the course participants should:
-understand the concepts of Open Source and Open Data
-know about Open source alternatives to commercial products and be able to use them
-work with Open Data and publish processed data
-be able to perform a complete workflow from the data source to the publication on the Web exclusively using Open Source software and Open Data

Examination topics

Continuous assessment of course work: Alternating presentation via online streaming and practical work via remote connection to the OpenGIS server over SSH. Step-by-step an Open Data project will be set up and a simple web application will created to visualize the results.

The final test will consist of the theoretical foundations that will be taught during the course, on the other hand practical assignments will have to be carried out (using the lab's computers, if possible, depending on the COVID-19 developments), based on the exercises carried out during the course .

The exam's date will be determined during the semester in negotiation with the participants.

Reading list

The Open Source Definition: http://opensource.org/docs/osd (Englisch)
Open Data Definition: http://okfn.org/opendata/ (Englisch)
QGIS: http://www.qgis.org/de/site/

Association in the course directory


Last modified: We 05.05.2021 11:09