280.929 Spatial Planning Support Systems and Simulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Lecture TubeTUWEL

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to create a 3D model based on GIS data sets. Students will learn principles in script- and parameter-based spatial modelling processes. In the exercise units, a special emphasis is placed on logical and spatial thinking in the script-based creation of 3D city models.

The 3D models created in this way serve as a visual basis for communication and decision making in planning processes. Within the course Web-Viewer and VR-Technologies will be presented and applied as presentation environments.

Subject of course

The following teaching contents were developed in the exercise units and private study:

  • rule based 3D modeling with ESRI City Engine
  • development of 3D models based on GIS data sets
  • model preperation for planning support (web viewer)

Teaching methods

  • Lecture input on the task and introduction to the applied software
  • Provision of digital exercise materials and sample file
  • Supervision and support of the design and modelling process
  • Final presentation with feedback

Mode of examination


Additional information

Take your own notebook along for the course!

We will install the software together in the first course unit.

This course is assigned to the following modules:

Module 8: Digital Analysis and Visualization



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 12:0016.11.2021PC1 Input und Übung 1
Wed09:00 - 12:0017.11.2021PC5 Input and Exercise 2 - alternate date
Thu09:00 - 12:0018.11.2021PC7 Input and Exercise 2
Mon09:00 - 12:0022.11.2021PC1 Exercise, Troubleshooting
Mon09:00 - 12:0013.12.2021Seminarraum EBU1-2 Presentation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • model presenatation
  • model contents and model implementantion
  • presence

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2021 08:00 08.10.2021 23:59 08.10.2021 23:59


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

GIS basic knowledge