YMS-31403 Metropolitan Data 2


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. RJA van Lammeren
Lecturer(s)LC Vreugdenhil
dr. ir. RJA van Lammeren
Examiner(s)dr. ir. RJA van Lammeren

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Metropolitan Data I

Continuation courses:

YMS-60312 Metropolitan Solutions


The Metropolitan Data II course links the Big Data Analysis topics as learned in Metropolitan Data I to specific geo-data gathering, handling and visualizing concepts. We do so because all data ensembles that can be used in Metropolitan studies do have specific locational components. Especially geometric properties of the many metropolitan phenomena will be explicitly discussed in such a way that it opens the window of opportunities to apply the variety of analysis, synthesis and visualisation options. The many processes in a metropolitan environment are not at all directly connected to each other, except that they all have in common to take place in the same time and space continuum. It shows that the spatial dimension of geo-data is somehow linked to a temporal dimension. In this course we challenge you to make use of this window of opportunities to address a metropolitan study topic by combining geo-data resources, processing steps and visualization approaches. The course intends to make you aware of the integrative strengths and weaknesses of geo-information regarding metropolitan solutions given living lab settings.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain the concepts of geodata in the geo-information cycle;
- analyse and visualize metropolitan geodata to find spatial and temporal patterns;
- synthesise and visualise metropolitan geodata to present solutions considering the living lab setting;
- evaluate the quality of Metropolitan geodata handling (analysis, synthesis and visualization) of living lab study.


This course consists of two stages. In the first one the different concepts are learned and practiced by following lectures, online materials and computer practical. The second stage is performing a simple living lab project where students get more experience in working through all steps of the Geo-Information Cycle in a case based assignment.


The final mark of this course is based on two assessment types: i) an individual closed book exam with open questions (40%) and ii) a group assignment (60%). The individual exam takes place after the first stage of the course and assesses the understanding of concepts related to each of the learning outcomes. The assessment of the group assignment takes place at the end of the course. This assessment takes place by experts (50%), representatives of the living lab project (30%) and peers (20%).


Course material will be offered online.
The text book Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Kang-Tsung Chang, 8th edition: ISBN 9789814636216 is used as reference material.

Compulsory for: MMDMetropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (joint degree)MSc3WD