Applied Satellite Navigation for Geographers


Achim Knörchen


Achim Knörchen



This course provides theoretical knowledge and, in particular, hands-on experience in dealing with satellite-based navigation systems for field trips and excursions. Within the scope of a geocaching route specially designed for the seminar, the possibilities and limits of satellite navigation are demonstrated in small groups of a maximum of 3 users per GPS device. Furthermore, geographical questions with regard to the field trip area of the still young Eifel National Park will be addressed.

Degree Programme B.Sc. Applied Geography
Language of Instruction German
Credit Points 1
Credit Hours
  • 1
  • 3 days during September:
    • Day 1: 08:30 – 12:30 in the computer room
    • Day 2: full-day field trip to the Eifel
    • Day 3: 08:30 – 12:30 in the computer room
Examination Homework assignment
  • Cartography
  • Visualisation
  • GPS skills are not required