126.064 Geographic information systems for urban areas

2008S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

The lecture is focused on the comprehension of automated processes aimed at the acquisition of current geographic information in densely populated urban regions, marked by dynamic changes. The special requirements have to be taken into account: automated processes of acquisition of geocoded object's data, their maintenance by tapping processes, integration of geodata and especially their manifold utilization by automated cartography.

Subject of course

Urban information systems need full integration of geographic data needed by different disciplines. The lecture deals with data collection, integration of geocoded data and exploitation of the geographic data warehouse including the urban microcosmos. An insight is given into the use of urban information systems based on cartographic modellation for online visualization. New applications for cartography have emerged: Emergency systems, real estate systems for monitoring and property assessment, planning processes dealing with zoning maps, underground utility and object cataster, analysis in terms of time; electronic city map and web map services controlled by user's dialogue, the basis for Location Based Services (LBS), real time cartography for geographic web services.

Additional information

Students of geodesy and geoinformation but also city/regional planning are adressed and expected. The lecture will be held in blocked sessions. Time schedule will be coordinated on 3rd March 2008, 11 o'clock in the institute.


  • Wilmersdorf, Erich


Course dates

Fri09:00 - 12:0007.03.2008 WILMERSDORF

Examination modalities

schriftlich und mündlich

Course registration

Not necessary


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