Elective subjects

See current semester listings for current electives offerings! A first choice for electives will be courses you are interested in, but do not need to fulfill requirements from obligatory modules. In particular courses offered in module >856M13 – Methods in Geoinformatics are very well suited to develop additional competences adding to your profile.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Several of these increasingly popular online courses now can be taken for electives credit as well. They can be found in the PLUSonline course catalog when searching for ‘MOOC’. These courses are run on a fixed schedule, and do not always align well with semester periods.

Hint: do not select courses identified with a leading ‘U’, like U89.870, but rather register for 655.508 pointing to the ‘Earth Imagery’ MOOC.

Esri Academy

This is  online software training, for credit you can choose from courses listed in PLUSonline. Search in http://online.uni-salzburg.at for courses containing ‘EsriAcad’ in the current semester, like: Esri Academy In each course, one or several Esri Academy courses are listed, which you need to complete in order to receive the 1 ECTS credit offered for all online courses based on the Esri Academy > Example https://www.esri.com/training/
  • Topographische Kartographie und Luftbild (VO+UE)
  • Thematische Kartographie (VO+UE)
  • Grundlagen der Geoinformatik (VO+UE) (English language)
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing (VO+UE) (English language!)

GeoS4S Electives

As a partner in the  ERASMUS+ GeoServices-4-Sustainability project, a set of online learning modules is available for electives credit. These modules have to be taken through a project partner (like  University of Olomouc) with credit transferred after successfully completing the module. All  learning media and resources are openly accessible via guest access. These are the currently available course modules: Module 01: OpenGIS and Spatial Data Infrastructures Module 02: Real Time Geospatial Applications Module 03: Geoapplication Development Module 04: GeoVisualization Module 05 : Advanced Remote Sensing Methods Module 06 : Forest Biomass and Carbon Stock Quantification Module 07: Incident and Crisis Management for Sustainability Module 08: GeoDesign Module 09: 3D City Modelling Module 10 : Digital Terrain Analysis Module 11: GIS for Intelligent Transportation Module 12: Smart City Module 13: Geospatial Support for Arid Ecosystem Management Module 14: Climatic Change and Adaptation Module 15 : GIS for Health Module16 : Geoinformatics for Coastal and Marine Resources Management Module 17: Commercial Plantation Potential Modelling Module 18: Disaster Risk Management Module 19 : Community and Participatory GIS Module 20 : Geospatial Analysis of Food Security and Sustainability