126.097 Cartographic Interfaces
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand Spatial Data Infrastructures, to fill information into the components of a SDI, to conceptualize a service-oriented system and to make spatial data on the web accessible.

Subject of course

  • Requirements for SDI and SOA
  • Geospatial Data Sources
  • SDI
  • SOA requirements
  • Spatial Data on the Web
  • Geo-Management


  • data: geo data standards, data interfaces, spatial data infrastructure, seamless data integration, INSPIRE, APIs (GoogleMaps, VirtualEarth, OpenStreetMap), automated map production and updating
  • map: cartographic communication, interactivity, user and situation adaptive mapping,

Teaching methods

Presentations introduce into the content, use cases and state of the art research. The individual contents are worked out and discussed by using selected exercises.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Fri12:30 - 16:0005.03.2021 (LIVE)Introduction / Geospatial Data, Interfaces, Structures and Qualities
Fri12:00 - 13:0012.03.2021 - 18.06.2021 (LIVE)Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Cartographic Interfaces - Single appointments
Fri05.03.202112:30 - 16:00 Introduction / Geospatial Data, Interfaces, Structures and Qualities
Fri12.03.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri26.03.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri23.04.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri07.05.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri21.05.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri04.06.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Fri18.06.202112:00 - 13:00 Q&A, Labs and Discussions
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Proof of performance is provided with the current exercise examples and a final project work (to the extend of an exercise sheet).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2021 00:00 01.06.2021 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 200 Cartography 2. Semester
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation 2. Semester
066 464 Geomatics Engineering and Cartography 8. Semester


Presentation slides will be provided online.