Geographical Information Systems and Science
THIS CURRICULAR UNIT IS TAUGHT ONLY IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
This Curricular unit focus on introducing the Geographic Information science gield. It established the key compoments of the discipline and particularly stresses the realationship between technology, data, methods and organizations. Provides a an intriduction to the development and termilology of this discipline and to the great domains of Geographic Information Systems aplications.
The main objectives of this curricular unit are:
- Provide a wide descrption of the scope and nature of Geographic Information Science.
- Define the nature of Geographic Information Systems and the key compoments of the study area of Geogrpahic Information Systems and Science
- Establish the relationships between technology, data, methods and organizations in the use of Geographic Information Systems.
- Present the main problems associated with the use of Geographic Information Systems
- Identify the main questions related to the design, creation and working of Goegrpahic Information Systems
Marco Octávio Trindade Painho
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Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English
- Longley, PA, MF Goodchild, DJ Maguire, and DW Rhind, 2015, Geographic Information Systems and Science. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition
- Class notes avialble onn NOVA IMS intranet.
- Synchronous tools - synchronous sessions - Instructor / Class; Video conference - Instructor / Student; self-evaluation; Final exam
- Assynchronous tools - discussion forum. acess to platform resources.
- Presentation and discussion of a final project
- Theoretical paper on a chosen topic (80%)
- Final exam (20%)
UNIT 1- DEFINITION OF THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SCIENCE FIELD
- What is Geographic Information Science?
- The nature of Geographic Information Systems - different visions.
- The main knowledge domaind related to Geographic Information Systems and Science.
UNIT 2. ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- Bried history of GIS
- Main advancements in the Geographic Information Science and Technologies
- GIS in Portugal.
UNIT 3- COMPONENTS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
- Ontology and representation
- Aplications, institutions and society
- Crosscutting research themes: scale and time
UNIT 4- GEOGRAPHIC SPACE AND PRODUCTION OF GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE
- Cognitive categories as central problems
- Conceptual modelling versus empiric research
- Spatial Knowledge and human-computer interaction in the context of Geographic Information Systems.
UNIT 5 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SPATIAL REORESENTATION IN GIS
- The nature and value of geographic inofrmation
- Different perspectives in the representation of goegraphic fenomena
- Data types
- Data structures
- Spatial relations
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