651-4031-00L  Geographic Information Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Baltensweiler, M.  Hägeli-Golay
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 60.


AbstractIntroduction to the architecture and data processing capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS). Practical application of spatial data modeling and geoprocessing functions to a selected project from the earth sciences.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the basic architecture and spatial data handling capabilities of geographic information systems.
ContentTheoretical introduction to the architecture, modules, spatial data types and spatial data handling functions of geographic information systems (GIS). Application of data modeling principles and geoprocessing capabilities using ArcGIS: Data design and modeling, data acquisition, data integration, spatial analysis of vector and raster data, particular functions for digital terrain modeling and hydrology, map generation and 3D-visualization.
Lecture notesIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems, Tutorial: Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop
LiteratureLongley, P. A., M. F. Goodchild, D. J. Maguire, and D. W. Rhind (2015): Geographic Information Systems and Science. Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England.

DeMers, M. N. (2009): Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J., USA.