Geographical and Geological Information Systems


The aim of the course is that students be able to: create, integrate and analyze geological and geographic data in order to extract specific information useful for carrying out studies within earth sciences tematic areas.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria da Graça Azevedo de Brito


Weekly - 5

Total - 76

Teaching language



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1 - João Matos. Fundamentos de Informação Geográfica. Geomática-Lidel, 2001.

2. Peter A. Burrough and Rachel A. McDonnell. Principles of Geographical Information Systems.Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2nd edition, 1998.

3. Stan Aronoff. Geographic Information Systems: a Management Perspective. WDL Publications. 1991.

4. Arthur H. Robinson. Elements of Cartography. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1995.

Teaching method

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Evaluation method

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Subject matter

The UC is constituted by two parts: Part 1 - include the use of  geographic information systems (GIS) and data bases techniques and concepts for acquiring, editing, spatial analysis, integration and organization of thematic cartography data. In this module there are performed 3 practical projects, using ArcGIS software.

Part 2 -are applied concepts and techniques for the interpretation and construction of drillhole logs as well as the construction and interpretaçãode of 2D and 3D litho-stratigraphic profiles. In this module it is developed with Rockworks software a project that aims to build the Logs of a set of drillhole data, the construction of their lithologic and estartigraphical profiles, identification of mineralized horizons and the estimation of the volume of the mineralized strata.


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