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lök330 - Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (Complete module description)
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Module label Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing
Module code lök330
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Vertiefungsmodule drittes Fachsemester
Responsible persons
Schaal, Peter (Module responsibility)
Participation in the professionalizing module Introduction to Geoinformatics (BA)
Skills to be acquired in this module
With this module, students of the Master course will gain qualifications for the analysis of spatial data and for modelling special landscape ecological tasks. Thus, they gain technical skills which they can use for preparing their Master thesis and also an important qualification for their future professional career.
Module contents
a) Practical work with GIS (E)
The students learn to compile geodatabanks as well as to use complex geographical analysis tools. Moreover, they gain knowledge into mobile application of GIS and practise data management based on map server applications.
b) Analysis and Models (S/E)
The students will gain skills in answering spatial or landscape ecological questions by means of complex GIS analysis (erosion models, route planning) as well as basic skills in spatial data modelling.
c) Scanning analysis (S/E)
Application and integration of data obtained by photogrammetry and aerial survey are practised on the basis of scientific articles and practical cases. The spectrum of the seminar covers work with digital landscape models, three-dimensional surface analysis as well as spectral analysis of aerial and satellite digital images.
Reader's advisory
Liebig, W.; Mummenthey, R.-D.: ArcGIS-ArcView. Vol. 2. ArcGIS-Analysen. Norden. 2005.
Liebig, W.: ArcGIS-ArcView 9 - Personal Geodatabase. Norden. 2006.
Bill, R.: Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme. Vol. 2. Analysen, Anwendungen und neue Entwicklungen. 5th Ed. Heidelberg. 2010.
Albertz, J.: Einführung in die Fernerkundung. 3rd Ed. Darmstadt. 2007.
Haverkamp, Wegener: Methodenentwicklung zur GIS-gestützten Modellierung des Landschaftswasserhaushaltes. Gießen. 2000.
Berkhoff, K.: GIS-basierte Modellierung der Grundwasserempfindlichkeit in einer agrarischen Intensivregion. 2008.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method S/Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
4 56
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Before the end of the module
Specialized exercise