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Geographic Information Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Geographic Information Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-GIS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

UI-GIS (P251-0021) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, mandatory course
UI-GIS (P251-0021) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alpaslan Yörük
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alpaslan Yörük

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
• be able to describe the basic principles, terms, components and structure of geoinformation systems,
• be proficient in georeferencing data and maps and can change the reference system,
• be able to analyze and present spatial data,
• be able to operate a desktop GIS and model environmentally relevant information.

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Module content:
• Basic principles and terms
• Components of a GIS (data acquisition, analysis, visualization)
• Referencing data and maps, changing the reference system
• Implementing and operating a desktop GIS
• Modeling spatial information
• GIS scripting (Python)

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Recommended or required reading:
• Bartelme, N. (2005): Geoinformatik. Modelle - Strukturen - Funktionen. - 4. Auflage, Berlin Heidelberg.
• De Lange, N. (2013): Geoinformatik in Theorie und Praxis. - 3. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage, Berlin Heidelberg.
• Ehlers, M. & J. Schiewe (2012): Geoinformatik. Geowissen kompakt, WBG, Darmstadt.
• Bill, R. (2010): Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme. - 5., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage, Wichmann Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.
• Bill, R.; Zehner, M. L. (2000): Lexikon der Geoinformatik. Wichmann Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.
• QGIS (2020). QGIS Geographic Information System. Open Source Geospatial Foundation Project. Zugriff: 30.09.2020

[updated 22.09.2021]
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