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Exercise course: Introduction to GIS (M12) (74061)

WS 2020/2021
2021-02-17-2021-02-24 (several days), digital course

Oliver Archner

Exercise course, 2 ECTS (Requirement: regular participation)

Course overview:

The course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It imparts the knowledge of core concepts of geographic information, including the basic methods to represent and analyze spatial data. Sessions consist of short lectures on main knowledge areas followed by practical training using QGIS Software. The course is followed by an assignment of each student to deepen the presented subjects.

Course goal:

  • Basic knowledge of GIS and spatial data
  • Design and execute a simple spatial analysis without help
  • Basic cartographic technics

Work load: 30h course + 30h homework

Block course as digital course:

Wednesday to Friday 17.02.-19.02.2021 and Monday to Wednesday 22.02.-24.02. 2021

09:00 - 13:00

Please check the e-learning and cmlife at the beginning of the semester, as changes due to Covid-19 might occur.


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