280.703 Geodata analysis and visualization with QGIS
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 1.5h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

- formalise complex analytical tasks in the context of urban and regional planning,

- identify, collect and preprocess corresponding data,

- asses existing methods and tools according to their applicability

- apply adequate methods and tools in analytical context

- communicate results by means of appropriate methods

Subject of course

The course deals with methods and tools for geodata processing and visualization. A special focus is on QGIS - a meanwhile widely used OpenSource-GIS, which offers a wide range of possibilities, especially in visualization. The spectrum ranges from the representation of spatial relations in space to heat maps and moving animations.

Besides GIS, the course offers a basic introduction to the programming language "R", which is used for data preparation and some simple evaluations.

The course cooperates with aspern.mobil LAB and focuses on the interface between data - GIS - mobility - visualization. In the course of the mobility panel, the mobility behavior of the lakeside townspeople* was surveyed with a smartphone app. The resulting data sets - mostly anonymized GPS tracking data - are prepared for use in GI systems in the course of the course and are then analyzed and evaluated in group work with regard to questions to be developed by the students themselves.

Teaching methods

Practice-oriented lectures
Short exercises
Q&A sessions
Project work
Final presentation

Mode of examination


Additional information

Zur Teilnahme ist ein eigener PC notwendig. Ein zweiter Monitor wird dringend empfohlen.



Course dates

Tue14:00 - 17:0006.10.2020EI 8 Pötzl HS Kick-Off
Tue14:00 - 17:0013.10.2020HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL QGIS I
Tue14:00 - 17:0020.10.2020EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - BI QGIS II
Tue14:00 - 17:0027.10.2020 Virtueller SeminarraumQ&A Online
Tue14:00 - 17:0003.11.2020HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL PostGIS
Tue14:00 - 17:0010.11.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97327413733 (LIVE)QGIS III
Tue14:00 - 17:0017.11.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97327413733Q&A Online
Tue14:00 - 17:0024.11.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97327413733 (LIVE)R I
Tue14:00 - 17:0001.12.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97327413733 (LIVE)R II
Tue14:00 - 17:0015.12.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97327413733Q&A R + Einführung Datensatz und Themenfindung (Online)
Tue14:00 - 17:0012.01.2021HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Q&A
Tue14:00 - 17:0019.01.2021 Virtueller SeminarraumQ&A Online
Wed13:00 - 17:0027.01.2021 Online-OpenMobilLabPräsentation - OpenMobilLab

Examination modalities

short homework, project work at the end of the semester

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.09.2020 12:00 05.10.2020 12:00 05.10.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

VO & UE "Räumliche Analytik mit GIS"

Preceding courses


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