Monika Anna Maria Niederhuber: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

NameMs Monika Anna Maria Niederhuber
Inst. f. Terrestrische Oekosysteme
ETH Zürich, CHN K 70.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 69 84
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0026-00LExcursions Restricted registration - show details
Limited to students in the 2nd semester of the study programmmes: Environmental Sciences Bachelor.
1 credit2PM. A. M. Niederhuber
AbstractExcursions are an ideal framework for combining theoretical concepts of the environmental study program with the real world. An intensive discussion of environmental science and political questions takes place on three excursion days. The students learn about the specifics and challenges of a region and deepen their knowledge in exchange with experts.
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- describe concrete environmental science / environmental policy issues of a region and deepen their knowledge in collaboration with the respective experts.
- present different perspectives of a spatial question, and discuss and analyze different points of view.
- explain the interrelations between the different subjects of their environmental studies included in the excursions.
- describe future fields of work and activities of environmental scientists using concrete examples.
ContentEs werden mehrere 1- und 2-tägige Exkursionen angeboten, welche die verschiedenen Fachrichtungen des D-USYS abdecken. Eine ausführliche inhaltliche und organisatorische Beschreibung der einzelnen Exkursionen befindet sich auf der dazugehörigen Moodle-Lernplattform.
Lecture notesDie Exkursionsbeschreibungen finden sich auf der Moodle-Plattform.
Literaturesiehe Moodle-Lernplattform
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Einladung zur Exkursionsanmeldung erfolgte via Email
701-0953-00LGIS Case Study
Prerequisites: 701-0951-00L "GIS - Introduction into Geoinformation Science" in autumn semester or comparable preparatory training.
2 credits2AM. A. M. Niederhuber
AbstractThis course engrosses the close to practice application of geographic information systems by means of self-dependent case studies (project work), being handled by small teams.
The students elaborate a project schedule, conceive an analysis workflow, effect a multi-stage analysis within the context of an environmental problem and present their results to the course plenum.
ObjectiveThe students ...
- deepen selected theoretical and practical skills of the GIST Bachelor course on a specified case;
- are able to acquaint themselves independently with complex spatial problems;
- can develop the necessary data and process models for the implementation;
- can independently manage and execute a project from planning to presentation;
- learn to work together with scientists of applied research.
ContentDie Studierendene führen eine praxisorientierte GIS-Analyse durch und präsentieren am Ende ihre Ergebnisse.
Lecture noteskein Skript
Prerequisites / NoticeEinführungskurs "GIST - Einführung in die Räumlichen Informationswissenschaften und Technologien" oder gleichwertige Vorkenntnisse.
701-1674-00LGeospatial Data Management and Analysis Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Prerequisites: 701-0951-00L "GIS - Introduction into Geoinformation Science" in autum semester or comparable preparatory training.
5 credits4GM. A. M. Niederhuber, T. Crowther
AbstractProblems encountered in forest and landscape management often have a spatial dimension. Methods of geoinformation sciences provide support in identifying creative solutions. Students will learn to a) understand, search for, and manage different forms of geospatial data; b) conceptualize, implement, and combine spatial analysis methods; and c) interpret the results.
ObjectiveUnderstand, search for, and manage various types of geospatial data; Carry out conceptual data modelling for a spatial problem and translate it into a tangible form within a GIS software; Conceptualize spatial problems and design a workflow that transitions from "data processing" through "advanced spatial analysis" to "presentation of results"; Implement such a workflow in standard GIS software, verify and validate the procedures, then present the final results.
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge and skills equal those of the course "GIST - Einführung in die räumliche Informationswissenschaften und Technologien"