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inf501 - Environmental Information Systems (Complete module description)
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Module label Environmental Information Systems
Module code inf501
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master Applied Economics and Data Science (Master) > Data Science
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule der Informatik
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Angewandte Informatik
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Additional Modules
Responsible persons
Vogel-Sonnenschein, Ute (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The module gives an overview of the phases and important aspects of the environmental information processing. **Professional competence** The students: - apply basic processing algorithms to classify and process data - compare, evaluate and design data structures to store spatial data efficiently - apply basic functions of a geo-information system - describe, evaluate and apply basic processes of data mining - describe, evaluate and apply basic geostatistics processes - evaluate and apply multicriteria decision making processes **Methodological competence** The students: - use geoinformation systems for environmental appplication - use data mining tools for data analysis **Social competence** The students: - solve tasks in teams of 2-3 students - present and discuss their solutions in class **Self-competence** The students: - reflect their own behaviour with regard to the methods of environmental informatics
Module contents
Content of the Module: Environmental information systems make information about the general environmental state available for public management and public facilities, enterprises or interested citizens. The collection, storage and evaluation of this information is interesting for computer science. 
 Within the scope of the lecture we will examine the processing of environmental information step-by-step, this means: - problems of data acquisition and data processing, - data structures and database concepts for an efficient access to (usually) spatial data, - introduction of data analysis (in particular from geostatistics and data mining), - introduction of multicriteria decision processes, as well as - the supply of data supported by meta data. 
 The module "Umweltinformationssysteme" is accompanied by the module "Modellbildung in Simulation ökologischer Systeme". The subjects of "Modellbildung in Simulation ökologischer Systeme" represent the dynamic aspects of environmental systems (mainly of ecological systems). Nevertheless, the modules can be taken independently from each other.
Reader's advisory
Oliver Günther, Environmental Information Systems, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Associated with the module: - inf500 Modellbildg. und Sim. ökol. Systeme
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Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge - Datenbanken
- Grundlagen der Statistik/Stochastik
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
3 SuSe 42
1 SuSe 14
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Second and third week after the end of the lecture persiod - retake before the upcomming lecture perdiod
Practical exercises and oral examination or portfolio