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120.094 Advanced GIS
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, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the phases for disaster management and apply relevant GIS functionalities
  • carry out geosimulations
  • analyse point patterns and integrate the results into decision-making processes
  • describe multi-criteria decision analysis as well as to carry out a site selection using GIS functionalities
  • list and explain common methods of machine learning and apply them to geodata
  • describe and apply common methods of surface analysis
  • describe concepts about smart cities and perform 3D city modelling using GIS functionalities

Subject of course

Explanation of concepts and practical exercises to understand these concepts for different applications:

  • Geographic Information Systems and application areas
  • Disaster Management 
  • Geosimulations
  • Geostatistics
  • Machine Learning
  • 3D City Modeling

Teaching methods

The theoretical concepts are presented and discussed on the basis of slides and scientific literature. Practical tasks are carried out in the laboratory on the basis of these concepts.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The first class will be in Hybrid mode, held in Seminar room 127 (3rd floor in Gusshaus) as well as over zoom. All remaining classes will be held online over ZOOM. The seminar room 127 is booked for the whole semester providing some space in case you need it for attending the online classes (50% capacity). The availability of this seminar room might change during the semester.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 16:0005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Advanced GIS - Single appointments
Tue05.10.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue12.10.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue19.10.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue09.11.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue16.11.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue23.11.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue30.11.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue07.12.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue14.12.202113:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue11.01.202213:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue18.01.202213:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS
Tue25.01.202213:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 127 Advanced GIS

Examination modalities

Oral exam (closed book)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 14.10.2022oral13.09.2022 00:01 - 22.09.2022 23:59TISSExam 5
Fri - 14.10.2022oral13.09.2022 00:00 - 09.10.2022 23:59TISSExam5 - WS2020
Wed - 08.02.2023oral24.01.2023 00:01 - 06.02.2023 23:59TISSExam WS21 [9&10 Feb] - 1
Fri - 10.03.2023written24.02.2023 00:01 - 08.03.2023 23:59TISSEXAM WS21 - 11 March

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.08.2021 00:00 17.10.2021 23:59 17.10.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation 1. Semester
066 566 Environmental Engineering


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Skills in GIS and Python will be very helpful, but not mandatory