Geographical Methods 3


Module Title:

Geographical Methods 3


1. semester

Turnus Start:

Winter semester

Language of Instruction:


Credit Points

  • Geostatistik II: 3 CP
  • GIS Advanced: 4 CP
  • Card Interpretation: 2CP

Information link to the examination regulation

M.Sc. Angewandte Geographie


a) Lecture/Exercise Geostatistik II:
complex statistical analyzes

b) Exercis GIS Advanced:
Deepening of GIS work techniques, in particular with regard to raster data analysis (Spatial Analyst processes) and network analyzes, processing of remote sensing data with GIS tools;

c) Exercise Card interpretation:
Methods of card interpretation on different scales and from different landscapes of Germany, Central Europe and landscape areas of non-European countries;


a) Lecture/Exercise Geostatistik II:
Students should get to know specific statistical tools for quantitative spatial analysis, the effort of which requires more effort than the simple procedures discussed in the Basic Statistics courses.

b) Exercise GIS Advanced:
The knowledge of GIS work techniques is deepened. Students should be enabled to use complex digital spatial analysis tools.

c) Exercise Card interpretation:
The students learn the technique of interpreting geographic media on the basis of topographical and thematic maps of Germany, Central Europe and non-European sample spaces. Cultural, geographical and physical geographical content is conveyed to the regional geography of Central Europe..




Geostatistik II: written exam

GIS Vertiefung: term paper

Karteninterpretation: term paper


The module grade is weighted according to the CP distribution.


a) Lecture/Exercise Geostastistik II:

Backhaus, K.; Erichson, B.; Plinke, W.; Weiber, R. (2008): Multivariate Analysemethoden. Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung, 12. Aufl., Berlin, Heidelberg.

Bahrenberg , G.; Giese, E.; Mevenkamp, N; Nipper, J. (2008): Statistische Methoden in der Geographie. Bd. 2. Multivariate Statistik, 4. Aufl., Berlin, Stuttgart.

b) Exercise GIS Advanced:

Mach, R. (2006): Visualisierung digitaler Gelände- und Landschaftsdaten, Springerverlag, Berlin.

Heywood, I; Cornelius, S.; Carver, S. (2006): An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.

c) Exercise card interpretation:

Albertz, J. (2009): Einführung in die Fernerkundung, 4. Aufl. Darmstadt.

Hüttermann, A. (1981): Karteninterpretation in Stichworten. Bd. 1 Topographische Karten.

Löffler, E.; Honecker, U.; Stabel, E. (2005): Geographie und Fernerkundung. Eine Einführung in die geographische Interpretation von Luftbildern und modernen Fernerkundungsdaten, 3. Aufl., Berlin, Stuttgart.