120.094 Advanced GIS
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • describe the phases for disaster management and apply relevant GIS functionalities
  • carry out geosimulations
  • analyse point patterns and integrate the results into decision-making processes
  • describe multi-criteria decision analysis as well as to carry out a site selection using GIS functionalities
  • list and explain common methods of machine learning and apply them to geodata
  • describe and apply common methods of surface analysis
  • describe concepts about smart cities and perform 3D city modelling using GIS functionalities

Subject of course

Explanation of concepts and practical exercises to understand these concepts for different applications:

  • Geographic Information Systems and application areas
  • Disaster Management 
  • Geosimulations
  • Geostatistics
  • Machine Learning
  • 3D City Modeling

Teaching methods

The theoretical concepts are presented and discussed on the basis of slides and scientific literature. Practical tasks are carried out in the laboratory on the basis of these concepts.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lectures and lab sessions will be held in presence. Upon prior notice, individual sessions can be held in distance learning mode if required by the circumstances.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 16:0003.10.2023 GIS LAB - Gußhaus, next to SEM127Advanced GIS
Tue13:00 - 16:0010.10.2023 - 19.12.2023EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue13:00 - 16:0010.10.2023 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Advanced GIS - Single appointments
Tue03.10.202313:00 - 16:00 GIS LAB - Gußhaus, next to SEM127Advanced GIS
Tue10.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue10.10.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue17.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue17.10.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue24.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue24.10.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue31.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue31.10.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue07.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue07.11.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue14.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue14.11.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue21.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue21.11.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue28.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue28.11.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue05.12.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue05.12.202313:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Advanced GIS
Tue12.12.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS

Examination modalities

Written exam (closed book)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.08.2023 00:00 15.10.2023 23:59 15.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation Mandatory elective1. Semester
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Skills in GIS and Python will be very helpful, but not mandatory