|Geographical Information Science|
Geographic information science, spatio(-temporal) modelling, geographic information system, geoinformaticsPosition of the Course
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the part of information science that handles geographical information. The central goal of GIScience is in optimizing Geographic Information Systems (GISystems).The aim of this course is to get a profound insight with respect to the fundamental aspects of geographic information systems, more specific in geographic information science.Contents
- Representation of spatial data- (conceptual) modelling of spatial data (e.g.: spatial databases)- Reasoning about spatial data- Generation of spatial algorithms- Network analyses- Research of spatial relations- Qualitative calculi of space - Semantics and ontologies of spatial information- Spatial similarity measures- Structure of spatial information
- Navigation (e.g. location-based services)- Artificial intelligence and decision support systems in GISBesides specific attention to spatial data, specific attention goes to spatio-temporal data (e.g. moving objects) and fuzzy/incomplete data. Starting Competences
General concepts concerning geographic information systems and geographic information science.Final Competences
Profound knowledge and insight in the fundamentals of geographic information science and geographic information systems.Teaching and Learning Material
Cost: 0.0 EUR
Price: costs of photocopies.References
Egenhofer M.J. and Golledge, R.G., 1998, Spatial and temporal reasoning in geographic information systems.Longley, P.A., Goodchild, M.F., Maguire, D.J. and Rhind, D.W., 2005, Geographic information systems and science.Worboys, M.F., 2001, GIS: a computing perscpective.Study Coaching
Practical exercises: possibility to obtain individual explanation.
Ex cathedra lectures, practical exercises under supervision and through ELO.Evaluation Methods
Theory: examination.Exercices: periodical.Examination Methods
Written and oral examination.