Principles of Geographical Information Systems

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Course Code: 
TOU 3105
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 
  1. The basic principles of geographical information systems including: the concept of spatial data, digital representation of spatial data, description of spatial data and spatial data characteristics.
  2. GIS as a system, components and functions of GIS and spatial data relationships in a GIS. 
  3. Spatial data models (roster & vector), topology, spatial data manipulation, classification and type of spatial analysis.
  4. Spatial data entry through digitizing, establishment of topology and geometric data editing, coordinates systems, projections and geo-referencing. 
  5. Attribute data handling and spatial data queries. 
  6. Basic analytical GIS technique including buffering and topological overlays. 
  7. Data visualization using appropriate cartographic standards. 
  8. The case studies with elements of geo-referencing, digitizing editing, basic analysis and visualization.
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