GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Academic year 2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Course code CM0541 (AF:336429 AR:177252)
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code INF/01
Period 1st Semester
Course year 1
Where VENEZIA
Spazio Moodle Link allo spazio del corso
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course will provide students with an introduction to the use of spatial information systems for the analysis of environmental data,useful to support the other skills acquired in this Master's degree course.
Expected learning outcomes
- to learn methods for the analysis of territorial spatial phenomena
- introducing students to the tools for managing and processing spatial-temporal data
- introducing students to the use of relational databases
- to acquire operational capabilities with GIS tools applied to environmental management
Pre-requirements
Basic knowledge of computer science
Contents
Cartography
Geographic Information
Representing objects
Geometric primitives
The raster model
Geomorphology
Map Algebra
Geoprocessing: basic operators
Geoprocessing: intersection
Spatial analysis: topological relationships and spatial predicates
Introduction to relational databases
The JOIN operation
WebServices: WMS, WFS, WCS


LAB
Using QGIS
Data input and field measures
Representing vector data
Representing raster data
Data import
Thematic maps
Connecting QGIS with a relational database






Referral texts
Teaching materials made available by the instructor through the Moodle web site.
Assessment methods
The final exam consists of a written test (open questions), and a final report on the results of applied activities.
Teaching methods
The course foresees a series of lectures making use of powerpoint presentations made available to students since the beginning of the course and individual / group works conducted by students and reported back to the class at the end of the course.
The Moodle platform is used for on-line communication with students.
Teaching language
Italian
Type of exam
written
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
30/07/2020