126.091 Multimedia Cartography and GeoCommunication
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Multimedia is defined as interactive integration of text,(video) images, sound and animations. The lecture aims at enabling you to utilize multimedia for an efficient information transfer in cartography. Human-computer-interaction will be an important aspect to ensure successful geo communication. 

Practical assignments are completed using web technologies (HTML5, SVG, WebGL).

Basic knowledge of web technologies, as taught in VU "Webmapping", are a prerequesite for this lecture. Completing this lecture and VU Webmapping in the same semester is possible and recommended!

Subject of course

  • multimedia components:media types, formats and their properties.
  • legal aspects of media applicatons (Copyright, Licenses)
  • implementation of multimedia cartographic products using web technologies
  • Adaption of web content and maps for different devices (responsive design)
  • Animation, Interaction


Additional information

The class will be operated in close context with  LVA 127045 VU Internet Kartographie. Both class will start jointly with the first lecture on 28.3.2019 14:00 at EI8.



Course dates

Wed14:30 - 16:3027.03.2019 - 26.06.2019EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Mon12:00 - 15:0024.06.2019EI 11 Geodäsie HS Final Presentation - MANDATORY!
Multimedia Cartography and GeoCommunication - Single appointments
Wed27.03.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Note: The VU Multimedia Cartography starts on 28.3.2019 14:00 at EI8. This time slot will be used for a class on Scientific Writing.
Wed03.04.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed10.04.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed08.05.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed15.05.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed22.05.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed29.05.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed05.06.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed12.06.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Wed19.06.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Mon24.06.201912:00 - 15:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Final Presentation - MANDATORY!
Wed26.06.201914:30 - 16:30EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Practical assignments and a final group project which are graded with points. For each group there will be one oral hand-in examination appointment to verify that all group members contributed to the solution. The overall grade is based on the total points for the assignments and hand-in examination.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2019 00:00 15.03.2019 00:00 12.05.2019 23:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation 4. Semester
066 200 Cartography 2. Semester


Lecture notes for this course are available.

Accompanying courses