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GEOENGINE - Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics (3rd semester)
Instructor Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Fritsch / Dr.-Ing. V. Walter
Lecture Wednesday / weekly 14:00 - 15:30 Room: M 11.82
Tuesday / weekly 15:45 - 17:15 Room: Cippool

Course Contents

Introduction to GIS, data capture (methods, data sources, hardware, data types and data structures), data administration (file systems, databases, data models), representation schemes, operations in databases, spatial access and data structures, official information systems


Recommended textbooks
  • D. Ian Heywood, Sarah Cornelius, Steve Carver, Ian Heywood: An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, 2nd Edition 2002, Prentice Hall.
  • Christopher Jones: Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography, Addison Wesley Longman Ltd., Harlow, 1997.
  • Michael Worboys: GIS – A Computing Perspective, Taylor and Francis, 1995.
  • S. Aronoff: Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective, WDL Publications, Ottawa, Canada, 1991.


pdf icon  Lecture Notes:
lecture from Title mark out Screencast
15-Oct-2014 Introduction to the Exercises
22-Oct-2014 Introduction
29-Oct-2014 Data Collection, part 1
05-Nov-2014 Geometric Data Modelling
12-Nov-2014 Geometric Data Modelling, part 2
19-Nov-2014 Data Collection, part 2
03-Dec-2014 Data Collection, part 3
09-Dec-2014 Exercise: Web based GIS technolgoes, Internet Basics
10-Dec-2014 Line Smoothing etc
17-Dec-2014 Lab 1 in Lecture: Guidelines Georeferencing and Digitizing with QGIS
Files for Lab 1
QGIS website
17-Dec-2014 Data Modeling – Topology
07-Jan-2015 Data Modeling – Topology, cont
07-Jan-2015 Lab 2 in Lecture: DTM Analysis
Files for Lab 2
13-Jan-2015 Exercise: Web-based GIS technologies, GIS technologies
14-Jan-2015 Topological Modelling
20-Jan-2015 Exercise: Web-based GIS technologies – Virtual Globes
21-Jan-2015 Thematic Modelling
21-Jan-2015 Lab 3 in Lecture: Layer Visualizations
Files for Lab 3
28-Jan-2015 Databases and SQL
28-Jan-2015 Lab 4 in Lecture: Short Path Analysis
Files for Lab 4
11-Feb-2015 Exercise: Web-based GIS technologies – Map Services

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