Lorenz Hurni: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni
FieldKartographie
Address
Inst. f. Kartografie u. Geoinform.
ETH Zürich, HIL G 24.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 30 34
Fax+41 44 633 11 53
E-maillhurni@ethz.ch
URLhttps://www.ethz.ch/de/utils/search.html?persid=35800&pagetype=people&search=hurni&language=de
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
103-0153-AALCartography II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RL. Hurni
AbstractTheory and mathematical basics of the cartographic visualisation of attributed geo-objects for static and interactive maps (with exercises).
ObjectiveThe course offers first computer graphics and mathematical basics and concepts of cartography. The accompanying exercises introduce further cartographic and GIS software, programming libraries for cartographic visualisation purposes. It is shown how web browsers, text editors and scripting languages can be used to develop efficient tools for cartographic data processing, design and visualisation.
ContentTopics like cartographic workflow, data capturing, data sources and legal aspects and Web map technologies:
- Introduction to QGIS, ArcGIS and OCAD
- Data sets, data types and data formats
- Analytical and visualisation processes in cartography
- Colour management and pre-press processes
- Web maps using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG and Canvas 2D
- Interaction with diagrams and maps
- Libraries and APIs for cartographic applications
Lecture notesA specific programme for students with "additional requirements" will be provided. Please contact the supervisors.
LiteratureLinks to references and other materials will be provided by the supervisors.
103-0153-00LCartography II6 credits4GL. Hurni
AbstractTheory and mathematical basics of the cartographic visualisation of attributed geo-objects for static and interactive maps (with exercises).
ObjectiveThe course offers first computer graphics and mathematical basics and concepts of cartography. The accompanying exercises introduce further cartographic and GIS software, programming libraries for cartographic visualisation purposes. It is shown how web browsers, text editors and scripting languages can be used to develop efficient tools for cartographic data processing, design and visualisation.
ContentTopics like cartographic workflow, data capturing, data sources and legal aspects and Web map technologies:
- Introduction to QGIS, ArcGIS and OCAD
- Data sets, data types and data formats
- Analytical and visualisation processes in cartography
- Colour management and pre-press processes
- Web maps using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG and Canvas 2D
- Interaction with diagrams and maps
- Libraries and APIs for cartographic applications
Lecture notesHandouts will be distributed.
LiteratureReferences will be announced.
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography Fundamentals
103-0214-AALCartography Fundamentals
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
5 credits11RL. Hurni
AbstractBasic knowledge about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics.
ObjectiveAcquire basic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. Ability to assess existing products with respect to their content-related and design quality. Ability to design proper plans and well designed legends for basic maps.
ContentDefinitions "map" and "cartography"
Map types
Current tasks and situation of cartography
Map history
Spatial reference systems
Map projections
Map concepts and workflow planning
Map design
Topographic maps
Analogous and digital map production technology
Prepress technology
Printing technology
Map critics
Lecture notesA specific programme for students with "additional requirements" will be provided. Please contact the supervisors.
LiteratureLinks to references and other materials will be provided by the supervisors.
103-0229-00LProject GIS & Cartography3 credits2GM. Raubal, L. Hurni
Abstract- Modelling and analysis of spatio-temporal and quantitative data using GIS tools.
- Conception and design of a thematic map using GIS tools.
Objective- Application of spatio-temporal GIS methods.
- Getting know-how of cartographic design tools for thematic maps.
- Usage of GIS functionality to design thematic maps.
ContentThe project includes the following topics and procedures:
- Structuring and processing of quantitative data (statistical data, measurements, calculated numbers) of a specific topic in a geographical context.
- Modelling and analysis of spatio-temporal and quantitative data using GIS tools.
- Conception of a visualisation of this data by diagrams, choropleths, etc.
- Preprocessing of suitable geodata for appropriate base maps.
- Design and labelling of a thematic using GIS tools.
Lecture notesHandouts will be distributed.
LiteratureReferences will be announced.
Prerequisites / NoticeGeoinformation Technologies and Analysis
Cartography II
103-0240-00LCartography Seminar4 credits9SL. Hurni
AbstractIndependent scholarly piece based on up-to-date papers, text books, and internet sources.
The thematic topic will be defined together with the supervision in the beginning.
ObjectiveAnalysis and evaluation of text and other sources; structuring and writing a concise and reader-friendly seminar Report.
Lecture notesAn information sheet will be distributed in the beginning by the supervisor.
LiteratureText references and internet sources will be distributed in the beginning by the supervisor.
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography Fundamentals
103-0241-00LCartography Lab 16 credits13SL. Hurni
AbstractIndependent practical work in cartography.
ObjectiveIndependent practical work in cartography.
ContentChoice of theme upon individual agreement.
Lecture notesInformation sheet will be distributed by the supervisors.
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography Fundamentals and Cartography Seminar
103-0242-00LCartography Lab 28 credits17SL. Hurni
AbstractIndependent practical work in cartography.
ObjectiveIndependent practical work in cartography.
ContentChoice of theme upon individual agreement.
Lecture notesInformation sheet will be distributed by the supervisors.
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography Lab 1
103-0747-00LCartography Lab6 credits13AL. Hurni
AbstractIndependent practical work in cartography.
ObjectiveIndependent practical work in cartography.
ContentChoice of theme upon individual agreement.
Lecture notesInformation sheet will be distributed by the supervisors
Prerequisites / NoticeCartography Fundamentals