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.

2018S, PR, 3.0h, 3.0EC


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

Aim of course

  • Practical application of previously acquired cartographic skills and knowledge
  • Producing a high-quality cartographic product
  • Independent planning and implementation of a cartographic project

Subject of course

This course accompanies you in producing a well-designed map for a self-defined topic: From planning the product, acquiring the data, to implementation and checking the usability.

Additional information

Please note the course type “project”: Projects allow you to apply previously acquired knowledge to achieve a comprehensive larger task. There are no lectures or exercises.

We recommend creating an analog map product (paper, 3d-print, wood-cutting, ...). You should already be familiar with the technology you need to implement your project – or you should be willing to learn it on your own.

A guest lecturer, who will be regularly available for questions and feedback, supervises large parts of the course.

After the introduction session, important news will be distributed through TUWEL. Also reports are submitted through TUWEL. Make sure you have access. In case of problems or questions, please contact the lecturer in time.



Course dates

Thu16:15 - 17:4508.03.2018 - 14.06.2018Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Project Map Creation - Single appointments
Thu08.03.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 Introduction session
Thu15.03.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu22.03.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu12.04.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu19.04.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu26.04.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu03.05.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu17.05.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu24.05.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu07.06.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation
Thu14.06.201816:15 - 17:45Seminarraum 126 PR Map Creation

Examination modalities

You need to submit four written reports over the course of the semester and will get feedback from the lecturers. Once during the semester, every participant presents the state of their project to their colleagues. The grade is based on the quality of the final product as well as on reports and presentation.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.02.2018 00:00 15.03.2018 23:59 01.04.2018 23:59

Registration modalities

Please note: All students who submit at least one report and do not deregister until the given date, will get a grade and a certificate. If needed, please deregister in time!



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Please only register if you acquired sufficient knowledge and skills in one of the following technologies:

  • Drawing maps with vector-based illustration software, e.g. Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, OCAD
  • GIS-based cartography

Preceding courses