Universität Wien FIND
Warning! The directory is not yet complete and will be amended until the beginning of the term.

290216 PS STEOP: Introduction to Geoinformatics, Group E (2015W)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 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. 30 participants
Language: German



FR 16.10.2015 / 30.10.2105 08.00-11.30; 13.11.2015 12.30-16.00;
Ort: Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG (GIS-Labor)


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

Tests in unit 2 and unit 3
Final project: deadline 11/27/2015

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark is composed of active corporation (20%), a final project (as a group, 30%) as well as test initially of the 2nd and 3rd unit (25% each).

Examination topics

Reading list

See script of the corresponding lecture.

Association in the course directory

(B11-STEOP) (B1-1.3) (L1-c2)

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 13:36