Short Course Description
Geoinformatics is the integration of different disciplines dealing with spatial information. The course is an introductory in spatial technologies sources. Basics of mapping, cartography, projections, selected topics on geographical information system (GIS), global position system (GPS), remote sensing and image interpretation will be taught. The contents are designed as a compulsory course material for all the students undergoing BA. The course is not limited to the topics given below. The students are suggested to read different books, magazines and peer reviewed journals. The course is designed to serve as a foundation course in order to understand the fundaments of RS/GIS/GPS and their applications in various disciplines.
Fundamentals of Maps, map reading, scale, types and sources, the concept of LAYER, table- meaning for GIS, numerical and graphical information/data, data types, map coordinate, systems and projections (Cylindrical, Conic, Azimuth), map preparation, visualization and guidelines of mapping.
Introduction to Remote Sensing (RS), physics of RS, platforms and sensors, resolution, multispectral, thermal, microwave (RADAR), LiDAR, hyperspectral, image interpretation
Geographical Information System: concepts, features, data models, spatial data & nonspatial data, integration and analysis.
1. Basic principles of geoinformatics
2. Importance of spatial thinking
3. Usage of spatial dataset
Lab and Homework
Lectures, individual homework assignments, and a one lab/practicum work (printing a map using GIS).
Feedback, discipline, home work submission, reading of complimentary literature
Elements of cartography, Sixth edition, Robinson, Morrison, Muehrcke, Kimerling, Guptill (eds), Wiley and Sons Publisher
Campbell J.B. (2002) Introduction to Remote Sensing, 3rd ed., The Guilford Press.
Heywood I., Cornelius S. and Carver S. (2006) An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Prentice Hall, 3rd edition.
Jensen J.R. (2000) Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, Prentice Hall.
Lillesand T.M., Kiefer R.W. and Chipman J.W. (2003) Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th ed., Wiley.
Longley P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J. and Rhind D.W. (2005) Geographic Information Systems and Science, Chichester, Wiley, 2nd edition.