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290153 PS Introduction to Geoinformatics (2019W)

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

Die Lehrveranstaltung können Sie bereits im 1. Semester besuchen, wenn Sie die StEOP vollständig im Dezember absolviert haben.

****Zuteilung erfolgt am 13. Jänner 2020****



max. 40 participants
Language: German



Dienstag 14.01. 15:00-18:30 GIS-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C10
Dienstag 21.01. 15:00-18:30 GIS-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C10
Dienstag 28.01. 15:00-18:30 GIS-Lab Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG C10


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

first examination at the beginn of the second unit;
second examination at the beginn of the third unit;

Final project: deadline according to moodle-platform

There is no alternative date for missed examinations.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark is composed of 15% active corporation (50% presence, 50% active participation), semester project (as a group, 25%) and the tests at the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd unit (each 30%).

Examination topics

Reading list

BILL, Ralf: Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme. Heidelberg: Wichmann, Vde Verlag GmbH, Berlin und Offenbach, 2016. 855 S.
Den Studierenden steht ein LV-Skript zur Verfügung, in dem zusätzliche weiterführende Literatur angegeben ist.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 4.1) (L1-c2)

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