Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Geomatic Engineering Master Information
Major Courses
Major in GIS and Cartography
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
103-0228-00LMultimedia Cartography
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Cartography III (103-0227-00L).
O4 credits3GH.‑R. Bär, R. Sieber
AbstractFocus of this course is on the realization of an atlas project in a small team. During the first part of the course, the necessary organizational, creative and technological basics will be provided. At the end of the course, the interactive atlas projects will be presented by the team members.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to provide the students the theoretical background, knowledge and practical skills necessary to plan, design and create an interactive Web atlas based on modern Web technologies.
ContentThis course will cover the following topics:

- Web map design
- Project management
- Graphical user interfaces in Web atlases
- Interactions in map and atlas applications
- Web standards
- Programming interactive Web applications
- Use of software libraries
- Cartographic Web services
- Code repository
- Copyright and the Internet
Lecture notesLecture notes and additional material are available on Moodle.
Literature- Cartwright, William; Peterson, Michael P. and Georg Gartner (2007); Multimedia Cartography, Springer, Heidelberg
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Successful completion of Cartography III (103-0227-00L).
Previous knowledge in Web programming.

The students are expected to
- present their work in progress on a regular basis
- present their atlas project at the end of the course
- keep records of all the work done
- document all individual contributions to the project
103-0247-00LMobile GIS and Location-Based ServicesO5 credits4GP. Kiefer
AbstractThe course introduces students to the theoretical and technological background of mobile geographic information systems and location-based services. In lab sessions students acquire competences in mobile GIS design and implementation.
ObjectiveStudents will
- learn about the implications of mobility on GIS
- get a detailed overview on research fields related to mobile GIS
- get an overview on current mobile GIS and LBS technology, and learn how to assess new technologies in this fast-moving field
- achieve an integrated view of Geospatial Web Services and mobile GIS
- acquire competences in mobile GIS design and implementation
Content- LBS and mobile GIS: architectures, market, applications, and application development
- Development for Android
- Mobile decision-making, context, personalization, and privacy
- Mobile human computer interaction and user interfaces
- Mobile behavior interpretation
Prerequisites / NoticeElementary programming skills (Java)
103-0747-00LCartography LabW6 credits13AL. Hurni
AbstractIndependent practical work in cartography.
ObjectiveIndependent practical work in cartography.
ContentChoice of theme upon individual agreement.
Lecture notesInformation sheet will be distributed by the supervisors
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography I
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