126.102 Cartographic information systems
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


  • 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 the basics of database and spatial database – Work with PostgreSQL and PostGIS, create SQL queries – Understand web services and open standards (WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, SLD, GML) – Work with GeoServer to publish spatial data on the web

Subject of course


   1. Introduction, overview, information systems, cartographic information systems

   2. Database, SQL, PostgreSQL 

   3. Spatial database, SQL, PostGIS

   4. Web services, open standards for web mapping (GML, WMS, WFS, WCS, SLD)

   5. Open Data

   6. Open solutions for web mapping, GeoServer


Teaching methods

Theoretical lectures and a basic introduction to a software is provided

Mode of examination


Additional information

Dates will be published at the first class and also in TUWEL.



Course dates

Mon17:30 - 19:0008.03.2021 (LIVE)Introduction

Examination modalities

4 mandatory assignments have to be successfully completed.

Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2021 00:00 28.02.2021 00:00 15.03.2021 23:59

Registration modalities:


Only a limited number of places are available for this course. This course is compulsory for "066 200 Cartography". For the remaining seats priority will be given to the study programmes "066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation" and "066 464 Geomatics Engineering and Cartography". If you are from one of the above programmes, please send me an email with your student number and I will add you to the class manually if there are places available.

>> francisco.porras.bernardez@tuwien.ac.at <<


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


Lecture notes for this course are available.

Previous knowledge

Previous familiarity with XML and QGIS would be useful


  • Attendance Required!