853105 Introduction to GIS

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2021
Languages of instruction


Introduction to geographical information systems...
...and GIS applications with the main emphasis on questions that are relevant to landscape planing.

The lecture is held in groups each with 15-20 participants.

Every course consists of 7 units, each 3.5 hours long.

Each unit is devided into a theoretical part (proximately 1 h) and a practical part (~2.5 h)

Besides the lectures, we offer participants facilities for supervised work on exercises with tutors to learn the main operations and tasks.


Previous knowledge expected

Skilled working with personal computers and common software packages (e.g. MS Office, Internet Explorer ...) is a pre-requisite

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The main focus is on basic knowledge about collecting and processing data, analysis and representation of geographical data in GIS systems.

You learn to operate with the fundametal functions of a GIS software package by using "ArcGIS" from ESRI.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.