Universität Wien FIND

290129 PSE Project Seminar GIScience (2016W)

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


max. 20 participants
Language: English



WE 12.10.2016 10:00-13:00
FR 14.10.2016 10:00-17:00
WE 19.10.2016 10:00-13:00
TH 27.10.2016 12:00-17:00
TH 03.11.2016 14:00-17:00
WE 09.11.2016 10:00-12:00 (exam)

Ort: Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1. OG (MM-Labor)


Aims, contents and method of the course

1. understand basic complexity theory such as topology and scaling hierarchy for GIScience research
2. conduct advanced spatial analysis to understand the underlying morphological structure
3. write a scientific report based on a case study applied to a set of cities

Big data requires new ways of thinking in terms of geospatial analysis
Fractal geometry as a new paradigm for geographic forms and processes
Topological and scaling ways of thinking for understanding space and human behavior
Space syntax modeling and urban morphology
Complex networks modeling for urban street networks
Cellular automata and agent-based modelling
A mathematical model of beauty for characterizing geographic forms and processes

Lectures, seminars, and own studies

Assessment and permitted materials

To pass the course the written exam and all practicals needs to receive a passing grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

All labs with a passing grade, plus 50% for the written exam.
Grading: >87,5% = 1; 75% - < 87,5% = 2; 62,5% - < 75% = 3; 50% - < 62,5% = 4; < 50% = 5

Examination topics

See the course content above

Reading list

Association in the course directory

(MK4-c-PSE) (D5)

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