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EuroGIS

With the increasing integration of society and economy in the European Union, purely regional or national approaches often make no sense, a wider view is required. The EuroGIS module provides a fundamental overview of issues of GI in Europe. Key information on how Europe works and which organisations and institutions are relevant on the EU level is provided. European datasets and projects are analysed, and initiatives such as Galileo and GMES are assessed. Some important policy developments related to GI are explored, and strategies to make geodata available at the European level, such as INSPIRE and SEIS, are addressed. 

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction - The European Dimension of GI
  • INSPIRE in a nutshell
  • Organizations and Institutions
  • Crossing Borders
  • Spatial Reference Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Galileo - European satellite navigation system
  • European Datasets
  • Searching through European data
  • INSPIRE and SDI
  • Regional SDIs in Europe
  • European content projects
  • Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
  • Legal Issues and Policies
  • Conclusions


Instructor

DI Dr. Markus Eisl
Franz-Josef-Strasse 19, A-5020 Salzburg
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http://www.eovision.at


DI Dr. Markus Eisl, born in 1964 in Salzburg, Austria, holds a University degree in Technical Physics of the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. For more than 13 years he has been working in the fields of satellite remote sensing and geoinformatics, contributing to and managing national and international R&D projects in the field of Earth observation data and methods, and heading the department of science and technology of Geospace Austria. Since 2008 he is managing partner of eoVision GmbH, Salzburg, where he is responsible for R&D activities. Main area of research/work: Application of satellite remote sensing and geoinformation.

Methods

We would like to inform you that this is an exclusively english language module, hence any kind of communication with the module instructor should be in English. The module is delivered in form of an instructed self-study that is based on explorative learning process. A discussion forum is maintained in Blackboard in order to support efficient module instruction. You are requested to submit all your questions related to this module to this forum only. The instructor will check all incoming comments on a regular basis. He will answer your questions or provide you with pointers for solving your problems. Theoretical concepts are complemented with practice oriented examples and demonstrated with help of multimedia elements. A discussion forum is used for communication among students and the instructor. Upon completion of the module students are requested to evaluate the module, which is a part of our quality assurance policy and practice.

Software

No special  GI-Software required

Assessment and Grading

Instructor assessment is the part of a course that reflects student’s achievements in this module and is conducted through assessing module assignments. It counts towards the academic qualification. Exercises are designed to enforce students’ knowledge and skills whereas quizzes provide feedback to a student based on availability of correct answers. These should be completed to allow students to assess their own progress and are not included in the module assessment. The assessment is based on your completed assignments. They must be submitted in written format (.PDF) to the dropbox within the required time period. If assignments are handed in late, the instructor is not obligated to grade them. It will be listed as such on your transcript.

Basic Informations

Start:3 x per year
Duration:3 months
Language:English
Credits:6 ECTS
Rgistration deadline:two weeks beofre start

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