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.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • 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 and variants created serve as a visual basis for communication and decision-making in planning processes. In a next step, the designs are subjected to urban planning analyses (e.g. sun, wind, accessibility, uses, ...) according to jointly defined criteria.

Presentation documents are created from the processed design variants and analysis results.

Subject of course

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

  • rule based 3D modeling with Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper-Plugin
  • development of 3D models based on GIS data sets
  • model preperation for planning support

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

This course is assigned to the following modules:

Module 8: Digital Analysis and Visualization



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 11:0005.10.2022PC7 Kickoff - Intro
Wed10:00 - 12:0012.10.2022PC7 UE Block
Thu10:00 - 12:0027.10.2022 - 19.01.2023PC7 UE Block
Thu00:00 - 12:0022.12.2022 Zoom Link and time slots via TUWEL (LIVE)UE Block
Spatial Planning Support Systems and Simulation - Single appointments
Wed05.10.202210:00 - 11:00PC7 Kickoff - Intro
Wed12.10.202210:00 - 12:00PC7 UE Block
Thu27.10.202210:00 - 12:00PC7 UE Block
Thu10.11.202210:00 - 12:00PC7 UE Block
Thu24.11.202210:00 - 12:00PC7 UE Block
Thu22.12.202200:00 - 12:00 Zoom Link and time slots via TUWELUE Block
Thu19.01.202310:00 - 12:00PC7 UE Block
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • model presenatation
  • model contents and model implementantion
  • presence

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2022 08:00 05.10.2022 08:00 05.10.2022 23:59


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


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

GIS basic knowledge


  • Attendance Required!