103-0228-00L  Multimedia Cartography

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersH.‑R. Bär, R. Sieber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisite: Successful completion of Cartography III (103-0227-00L).


103-0228-00 GMultimedia Cartography3 hrs
Tue08:00-10:30HIL G 22 »
H.‑R. Bär, R. Sieber

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AbstractFocus of this course is on the realization of an atlas project in a small team. During the first part of the course, the necessary organizational, creative and technological basics will be provided. At the end of the course, the interactive atlas projects will be presented by the team members.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to provide the students the theoretical background, knowledge and practical skills necessary to plan, design and create an interactive Web atlas based on modern Web technologies.
ContentThis course will cover the following topics:

- Web map design
- Project management
- Graphical user interfaces in Web atlases
- Interactions in map and atlas applications
- Web standards
- Programming interactive Web applications
- Use of software libraries
- Cartographic Web services
- Code repository
- Copyright and the Internet
Lecture notesLecture notes and additional material are available on Moodle.
Literature- Cartwright, William; Peterson, Michael P. and Georg Gartner (2007); Multimedia Cartography, Springer, Heidelberg
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Successful completion of Cartography III (103-0227-00L).
Previous knowledge in Web programming.

The students are expected to
- present their work in progress on a regular basis
- present their atlas project at the end of the course
- keep records of all the work done
- document all individual contributions to the project

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH.-R. Bär, R. Sieber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 15 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe final grade is made up for 50% of the grading of the compulsory continuous performance assessment tasks (which don’t have to be passed on their own) and for 50% of the oral examination during the examination session.
The compulsory continuous performance assessment is as follows:

1. A multimedia atlas prototype realized in a team. The prototype is due on the penultimate week of the semester.

2. A presentation during the semester

3. A personal "lab" book documenting the work done during the semester. It is due at the same time as the atlas prototype.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Data Science MasterInterdisciplinary ElectivesWInformation
Geomatic Engineering MasterMajor in GIS and CartographyOInformation