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290191 EX Cartographic Field Excursion - Cartographic High Mountain Excursion (2017W)

4.00 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. 15 participants
Language: German



Verpflichtende Vorbesprechung: 09.10.2017, 17:30-19:00
Ort: Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG (GIS-Labor)

Exkursion: 22.02.2018 bis 01.03.2018


Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this 6-day excursion is to demonstrate and experience cartography in a mountainous environment and to broach the spatial issue of modern science within the domain of geoinformation technology. Theoretical methods and practical issues dominate the work during the excursion.
- Theory and praxis of GPS
- Cartographic field inspection and work
- Map comparison and analysis
- Orientation and navigation
- Satellite image utilisation and analysis methods in mountainous regions
- Terrain representation in mountainous regions
- Map related depiction and multi media in mountainous regions


Assessment and permitted materials

Die Exkursionsschwerpunkte werden im Rahmen von praktischen Arbeiten als Gruppenaufgaben durchgeführt, und am Ende der Lehrveranstaltung in einer Abschlusspräsentation vorgestellt. Hier wird die Gruppenleistung beurteilt.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Teilnahme an den Vorbereitungstreffen, Abgabe der Gruppenarbeiten, Durchführung und Aufbereitung der Feldarbeiten, WWW-Dokumentation

Examination topics

Reading list

Literatur und weiterführende Informationen werden auf Homepage bereitgestellt.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 9.1) (B11-7.3) (MG3-EX) (MK3-EX) (L2-EX)

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