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Geomatic Engineering Master Information
Major Courses
Major in GIS and Cartography
103-0237-00LGIS IIIO5 credits3GP. Kiefer, S. Scheider
AbstractThe course deals with advanced topics in GIS: GIS project lifecycle, Managing GIS, Legal issues, GIS assets & constraints; Geospatial Web Services: technical basics, architecture, functions, interoperability, standards, mashups, portals, applications; Geostatistics; Sensor Web Enablement; Human-Computer Interaction; Cognitive Issues in GIS.
ObjectiveStudents will get a detailed overview of advanced GIS topics. They will go through all steps of setting up a Web-GIS application in the labs and perform other practical tasks relating to Sensor Web Enablement, Human-Computer Interaction, Geostatistics, and Web Processing Services.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureFu, P. and Sun, J., Web GIS - Principles and Applications (2011), ESRI Press, Redlands, California.
103-0258-00LInteroperability of GISW4 credits3GM. Krummenacher
AbstractContent: Transform back and forth (geo-)data with same content but different structure.
Themes: System-neutral model-driven approach with reality selection, conceptual modelling, flexible standard formats, 1:1 processors and semantic transformation.
Tools: Conceptual schema languages UML and INTERLIS, formats ITF, XML, tools ILI-Checker and awk, and for the semantic transformation UMLT and FME.
Objective- Explain and apply the model-driven approach based on standards
- Know and use interoperability types
- Know transfer formats and reformat with 1:1 processors
- Explain object-oriented modelling (with graphic and text)
- Know and use communication technologies and OGC Web services
- Know and apply appropriate software tools
ContentSemantic interoperability of GIS is in the main part of this lecture and means to transform back and forth (geo-) data with same content but different structure. The reduction of the necessary programming amount to a modest minimum is provided by the system-independent model-driven approach. Its elements reality selection, conceptual modelling, flexible standard formats, 1:1 processors and semantic transformation are presented and used. As generally useful tools are introduced and applied the conceptual schema languages UML and INTERLIS, the flexible transfer formats ITF, XML the ILI-Checker, the efficient reformatting tool awk and for the semantic transformation UMLT and FME.
Prerequisites / NoticeCondition for participation: Successful bachelor lecture GIS II
103-0778-00LGIS and Geoinformatics LabW4 credits4PP. Weiser
AbstractIndependent study project with (mobile) geoinformation technologies. Design and programm and mobile app and contribute it to the "Zurich Open data" portal.

ObjectiveLearn how to work with (mobile) geoinformation technologies (including application design and programming) and make a contribution to the Zurich Open Data community. A possible topic is given below but students may choose their own topic(s). The only requirement is that the application makes use of the Zurich open dataset
ContentA possible topic is the design and programming of a bicycle information system that provides the following data sets as a service:

- Routing-Service
- Real-time data "Rent-a-bike"
- Bicycle Pump Station
- Bicycle parking spots

All data is freely available and part of the Zurich Open Data.
Prerequisites / Notice- Good Java (Android) Programming Skills
- Project Planning Skills
- Team work
Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements
The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements.
103-0233-AALGIS I
Enrolment only for MSc students who need this course as additional admission requirement.
E-3 credits2RA. Donaubauer
AbstractFundamentals in geoinformation technologies: database principles, including modeling of spatial information, geometric and semantic models, topology and metrics; practical training with GIS software.
ObjectiveKnow the fundamentals in geoinformation technologies for the realization, application and operation of geographic information systems in engineering projects.
ContentModelling of spatial information
Geometric and semantic models
Topology & metrics
Raster and vector models
Labs with GIS software
LiteratureWorboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
103-0234-AALGIS II
Enrolment only for MSc students who need this course as additional admission requirement.
E-5 credits4RM. Raubal
AbstractAdvanced course in geoinformation technologies: conceptual and logical modelling of networks, 3D- and 4D-data and spatial processes in GIS; raster data structures and operations; mobile GIS; Internet and GIS; interoperability and data transfer; legal and technical foundations of spatial data infrastructures (SDI)
ObjectiveStudents will be able to carry out the following phases of a GIS project: data modelling, mobile data acquisition and analysis, Web publication of data and integration of interoperable geospatial web services into a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

Students will deepen their knowledge of conceptual and logical modeling by means of the particular requirements of networks as well as 3D- and 4D-data.
LiteratureWorboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
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