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300016 VO VO: Digital Spatial Analysis (2016S)

Digital Spatial Analysis (GIS / Remote Sensing / Geo-statistics) als instrument of Conservation Biology and applied Landscape Ecology

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in GIS-theory AND practice is compulsory! Best would be previous attendence to courses GIS1 or GIS in Nature Conservation. If you are not sure whether this is a suitable course for you, please contact the lecturer via email!


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

An obligatory preliminary meeting takes places on March 1st 2016 at 10.15am.
The lecture is linked to the practical UE 300345.

We will find four to five additionally dates for the course at the meeting.

If you cannot attend the meeting for any reason please write an email to the Lecturer in time!

Tuesday 01.03. 10:15 - 11:30 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 07.03. 10:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 08.03. 10:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 17.03. 10:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Friday 18.03. 10:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The different topics include spatial data properties, spatial data models and data structures, data collection (GPS, open data), projection , data manipulation and presentation of spatial data. The lecture aims to show the students the important role of Spatial Analysis in all the different fields of environmental analysis, landscape planing, conservation biology and accordingly its human dimension.
The computer-based laboratory exercise will develop advanced and practical skills of handling spatial data in a specific GIS environment (ArcGis). There will also be an introduction in the free and open source GIS-package QGIS.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam - you are allowed to use all documents

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

presented during course

Association in the course directory


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