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Term 1: Introduction to Geo Information Systems and Data Visualization

Tuition fee €660 per programme

The program price consists of the course/tuition fee (student or working professional, see details below) plus the registration fee (€60).

Student course/tuition fee: €660
Working professional course/tuition fee: €1060

This course/tuition fee covers the online course, course materials and a digital cultural program.

Registration fee €60 one-time

The registration fee is in addition to the course/tuition fee and covers the processing of your application. It is payable upon registration. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

More information

tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university 

Overview

The course offers a sound theoretical and practical introduction into GIS (Geoinformation) and spatial data visualization. It will enable independent map production and geo-analysis with
QGIS. The focus is on learning how to work with different data formats, how to use
specific analysis tools to produce your own thematic maps, how to analyze spatial
information and processes, how to create and edit geodata and how to visualize
outcomes and communicate them. Also, the course aims at bridging the gap between digital work and real-life experiences, spatial narratives and exploration.

Students will learn and get an overview of:

  • An overview of the history of mapping as methodology and why it is important today
  • How to understand a map-projection and how to use it
  • What a Geographical Information System (GIS) is and how it works
  • How to abstract real-world information to GIS Systems and how to present it
  • How to produce thematic maps and how to deal with different types of information
  • How to choose a suitable visualization method from 2D to 3D
  • How to use querying and expressions to display and sort data
  • How to post-process GIS-data and how to use it in other contexts

Programme structure

Course Structure:

Reading week: June 27th – July 1st, 2022. Flexible, 10 hours preparatory work to be done on-demand.

Online course: July 4th – 15th, 2022. Estimated session times are Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm CET for live lectures and group sessions.

Please note that exact session times will be confirmed once registrations have closed (sessions will be scheduled according to the time zones of the registered course participants).

Should you have any questions regarding the course timetable, please contact us at summeruniversity@tubs.de

Please note this is a full-time, intensive course and participants will be expected to attend lectures and/or complete independent study Monday through Friday. Additional study may also be required on weekends.

Apply now! Summer Term 1 Online 2022
Application deadline
28 May 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Notes
Registration not open yet
Studies commence
Jun 27, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer Term 1 Online 2022
Application deadline
28 May 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Notes
Registration not open yet
Studies commence
Jun 27, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States