103-0153-AAL  Cartography II

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Hurni
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment 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.


103-0153-AA RCartography II
Self-study course. No presence required.
References and other materials will be distributed by the supervisors.
180s hrsL. Hurni

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersL. Hurni
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Geomatic Engineering MasterCourse Units for Additional Admission RequirementsE-Information