Geographic Information Systems - 1st semester
a) Dominate the specific vocabulary of Geographic Information Science and Systems
b) Know the main components of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
c) Know the application domain of GIS
d) Understand the basics of Geographic Information
e) Identify application opportunities for GIS
f) Create data structures for analysis of spatial problems
g) Develop spatial analysis methodologies
h) Apply spatial analysis processes using technological platforms
Raquel Faria de Deus, Rui Pedro Julião
Weekly - 4
Total - Available soon
Burrough, P. & Mcdonnell, R. (1998). Principles of Geographical Information Systems (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford Univ Press.
Julião, R.P. (2001). Tecnologias de Informação Geográfica e Ciência Regional: Contributos Metodológicos para a Definição de Modelos de Apoio à Decisão em Desenvolvimento Regional. Lisboa: UNL. http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/docentes/rpj/tese/TIGDR.pdf
Longley, P., Goodchild, M., Maguire, D. & Rhind, D. (2005). Geographical Information Systems and Science (2nd ed.). Nova Iorque, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Matos, J.L. (2008). Fundamentos de Informação Geográfica (5ª ed.). Lisboa: LIDEL.
Sutton, T., Dassau, O. & Sutton, M. (2009). A Gentle Introduction to GIS. Eastern Cape, ZA: Department of Land Affairs. http://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/gentle_gis_introduction/
Teaching is done through expositive and participative classes, including exploitation of texts, presentations, handling technological platforms and group work.
Each student is required:
- reading a set of selected texts, whose contents, together with the material of classes (theoretical and practical), shall be assessed through a written test (65% of the evaluation);
- conducting a presentation in class (just for knowledge verification)
- participation in a work group with report (35% of the evaluation).
[According to the assessment of FCSH rules, the proposed evaluation elements introduced to students in the first class may suffer readjustments, namely in the weight of each element].
2) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science and Systems
2.1. Background and Definitions
2.2. Applications and Users
2.3. Data Models
3) Geographic Information Systems Development
3.1. Operational Models
3.2. Data Structuring and Acquisition
3.3. Data Validation and Integration
3.4. Data Exploration
3.5. Data Dissemination