Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201115012005Fundamentals Of Geographical Informatıon SystemsCompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course prepares students with the geographic concepts necessary for technical application of Geographic Information Systems. This introductory course will allow the students to identify and describe the hardware component of a GIS, data models and database concepts, describe and evaluate methods of data capture and sources of data, characteristics of spatial data, GIS operations and difference between raster and vector based GIS.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Kirami ÖLGEN
Learning Outcomes
1To understand GIS analysis techniques in geographical problems
2To understand the abstraction of spatial data
3To gain a basic understanding of GIS concepts, technical issues, and applications
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Information From the real world to GIS Digitizing the real world Hardware and software for GIS Sources, collection and integration of data Data quality Databases GIS tools Cartographic communication Initiating GIS Future of GIS Exploring spatial data visually
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Geographical Information Systems and geographical informationLecture
2Abstraction of geographical dataLecture
3Components of GIS ILecture
4Components of GIS IILecture
5Components of GIS IIILecture
6Vector and Raster GISLecture
7Data sources in GIS ILecture
8Data sources in GIS IILecture + practise
9Midterm Exam
10Other geographical technologies: Remote sensing, GPSLecture
11Geographical databasesLecture
12Queries with GISLecture + practise
13Analysis with GIS ILecture + practise
14Analysis with GIS IILecture + practise
15Cartographical design in GISLecture + practise
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Michael N. DeMers, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 1997, Wiley Tor Bernhardsen, Geographic Information Systems, 1992, VIAK IT. Peter A Burrough and Rachael A. McDonell, principles of Geographic Information Systems,1998, Oxford Press Paul A. Longley et.al, Geographic Information Systems and Science, 2001, Wiley Christopher Jones, GIS and computer cartography, 1997, Longman David J. Maguire et.al (eds.), GIS: principles and applications 2 vols., 1993, Longman
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination144
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures14456
Practice14570
Self Study5420
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5525
Individual Study for Final Examination5525
Reading7535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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