YMS-31403 Metropolitan Data 2


Studiepunten 3.00

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

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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 geodata gathering, handling and visualizing concepts. We do so because multi modal data that can be used in Metropolitan studies do have specific location 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 geodata 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 geodata 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 and entrepreneurial skills..

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 a living lab setting;
- evaluate the quality of Metropolitan geodata handling (analysis, synthesis and visualization) of living lab study in an entrepreneurial setting.


This course consists of two stages. In the first stage the different geo-information concepts are discussed and practiced by following lectures, online materials and computer practical. The second stage is performing a small project where students get more experience in working through all steps of the geo-information cycle in an entrepreneurial skills case.


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 respectively experts (50%), representatives of the entrepreneurial 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.

Verplicht voor: MMDMetropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (joint degree)MSc3WD