Geographic Information Systems
Acquisition of knowledge, ability and proficiency (1) Scope and nature of the field of Geographic information Science; (2) The nature of Geogrpahic Information Systems and the key components of GI Systems and Science; (3) To establish relationships between technology, data, methods and organizations in the use of GIS; (4) Main problems associated with the use of GIS; (5) To identify the main questions related with GIS design, creation and operation; (6) Major groups of GIS functionalities; (7) Special GIS domains such as Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling; (8) To acquire practical konwledge with GIS technology namely the major groups of geoprocessing functions.
Maria da Graça Azevedo de Brito, Maria Júlia Fonseca de Seixas, Maria Margarida Boavida Pontes Gonçalves
Weekly - 4
Total - 56
- Longley, PA, MF Goodchild, DJ Maguire, and DW Rhind, 2010, Geographic Information Systems and Science. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition.
1. Lectures with discussion
2. Laboratories: hands-on software so solve practical problems
3. Seminars on special topics
According the FCT´s assessment rules the curricular unit has a continuous assessment realized at four assessed times which are constituted by an individual test with a 25%, contribution each one to final classification. The non-approved students do a final resort exam. The curricular unit approval, continuous assessment or final exam, requires a minimum classification of 9.5 values (out of 20 values).
- Defining the Geographic Information Systems and Science field
- Origins and evolution of Geographic Information Systems
- Components of Geographic Information Science
- Foundations of spatial representation in GIS
- Specific methods aspects
- Use of GIS software
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