n.BA.UI.GIS4S.11HS (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Semester 4) 
Module: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Semester 4
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No.
n.BA.UI.GIS4S.11HS
Title
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Semester 4
Managed by
Pascal Ochsner
Credits
4

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2014
Study programme Natural Resource Sciences
Courses/Weighting
Course Code Course title Weighting
n.BA.UI.GIS4S.11HS.V Geographic Information System (GIS) – 4. Semester 100%
 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
     
     
Status Compulsory Module
*Type R Related course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Natural Resource Sciences degree programme
Entrance requirements Refer to module guide
Follow-up modules -
Comments The module is conducted both in autumn and spring semester.
  • Autumn Semester: German only
  • Spring Semester: English only
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 12
Email pascal.ochsner@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module 
 

Note

Course: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Semester 4
No.
n.BA.UI.GIS4S.11HS.V
Title
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Semester 4
Managed by
Pascal Ochsner

Description

Version: 5.0 start 01 August 2020
Status Compulsory Course
*Type R Related course/module
Regulations applicable RPO vom 29. Januar 2008, Studienordnung des Dept. N vom 15. Dez. 2009, Anhang für den Bachelorstudiengang Umweltingenieurwesen
Total workload in lessons
Semester 4. Semester
Lectures 28
Coached selfstudy 28
Autonomous selfstudy 64
Total workload 120
Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr. Patrick Laube, Pascal Ochsner, Nils Ratnaweera, Nikolaos Bakogiannis
Learning outcomes and competencies The students will
  • be able to name the components, capabilities and application limitations of a GIS.
  • know the most common spatial data formats and will be able to indepentently edit, manage, analyse and present spatial data.
  • understand the principles and characteristics of spatial referencing systems and will be able to abstract and formalise spatial based questions.
  • be able to create maps and presentations and assess them in regard to their expressiveness.
  • be familiar with the most important vector- and raster-based selection and geoprocessing tools and able to use them to analyse existing databases and derive new information in a goal-oriented manner.
  • be able to work in a problem-oriented manner, search for solutions, filter out the relevant information and complete a task independently or in a team.
Course content
  • Components and fields of application of GIS, software ArcGIS Pro
  • Fundamentals of cartography, coordinate systems and map projections, coordinate transformation, georeferencing, legend types
  • (Geo-)data formats and types, geometric and attribute data, editing of geometric and attribute data, working with tables
  • Overview of data sources, importance of metadata, accuracy and quality of geodata, WMS services
  • SQL, thematic and topological selection, table join
  • Data modelling (spatial, conceptual, logical and physical model)
  • Mobile data collection, GPS
  • Methods of vector analysis (overly functions)
  • Methods of raster analysis (local, focal and zonal functions), MapAlgebra, data conversions, interpolation, distance analysis
Language of instruction English
Expected attendance -
Assessment Written theory exam (mid-semester) 33.3%

Written practical exam 66.7%

If fewer than 5 students are required to resit the written exam, this can be changed from a written to an oral exam at the request of the lecturer concerned and with the written agreement of the students.(Please advise pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch of any exam modification; a form is available from the Registrar's Office)
Bibliography -
Entrance requirements Refer to module guide
Follow-up courses Angewandte Geoinformatik module (5. semester)
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 12
Email pascal.ochsner@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note