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290221 PS Methods of GIS-based Data Acquisition (2018W)

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. 40 participants
Language: German



DI 2018-10-02 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-10-09 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-10-16 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-10-23 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-11-06 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-11-13 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-11-20 16:30-19:00
DI 2018-11-27 16:30-19:00

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 spatial data for the use in a GIS (e.g. create spatial data and combine the geometry and statistical data) and visualize data in a cartographic way.
Alternating lecture and applied work in the GIS laboratory. Gradually a GIS project is built with the associated data sets and finally visualized cartographically

Assessment and permitted materials

From the second unit there is at the beginning of each unit a short test.
Examination at the end of the semester
Term paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

After completion of the course participants should be able to:
- explain about a projection and assign one to a dataset professionally
- spatially reference an image
- create a spatial database and fill it with data
- carry out on their own and in the right way the necessary steps of data collection for a GIS project
- visualize the results cartogaphically.

Examination topics

siehe Ziele und Inhalte der LV

Reading list

Tutorials und Skriptum via Moodle

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 5.1) (B11-4.1)

Last modified: Tu 25.09.2018 12:48