126.087 Project Map Creation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2013S, PR, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: PR Project

Aim of course

Wholesome Mapping project

Subject of course

practical work to create a map

Additional information

This course is mainly based on e-learning.

Students have to a whole map independently and on their own. This can be an analog or a digital map (or map product). The technology and the content of the map have to be chosen by the students. Studends have to report on the progress of their maps regularly (approx. monthly) and will get feedback from the lecturer (and maybe their collegues). Beside of this there are no additional classes and there is no introduction to and no assistance in technological issues. Therefore, registering in this course only makes sense if students have already aquired sufficient knowlege and skills in one of the following technologies:

  • Drawing maps with vector-based illustration software, eg Illustrator, FreeHand, Inkscape, CorelDraw, OCAD. (Typical CAD software like AutoCAD is not suitable in most cases.) *
  • Webdesign and Webmapping
  • GIS-based cartography (with a focus on the cartographic quality of the outcome)

* However, there will be online videos that give a short introduction to some vector editing programs. These can be a starting point to individually learn one of these programs.


  • It's important to register for the course in TISS to get access to the e-learning service TUWEL! Note: "watching/subscribing" is not the same as "registering".
  • You can contact me by e-mail anytime. If your question might be interesting for all students, please ask in the TUWEL forum instead.
  • Important news and changes are distributed to the students via TISS or TUWEL. It is the student's responsibility to make sure to get these news.
  • FYI: Seminarraum 126 is on the first floor of the building Gußhausstraße 30 (same as Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1).




Course dates

Thu14:30 - 16:0007.03.2013Seminarraum 126 first meeting
Thu14:30 - 16:0021.03.2013Seminarraum 126 Q&A session regarding software and deadline for first map concept
Sun23:58 - 23:5914.04.2013 TUWELdeadline for detailed map concept
Thu23:58 - 23:5916.05.2013 TUWELdeadline for mostly finished map
Thu23:58 - 23:5920.06.2013 TUWELfinal deadline for improved and finished version of your map

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2013 00:00 14.03.2013 23:59 31.03.2013 23:59

Registration modalities

Please note: all students who do not deregister until the given date, will get a grade and a certificate! So if you decide to not participate in this course, please deregister in time!


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 200 Cartography Not specified2. Semester


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

see "Additional information"

Preceding courses