GeoWeb

Objectives

Knowledge:

  1. To Know the elements which compose the GeoWeb
  2. To know how to computationally represent space in Geographically-based systems
  3. To provide tools and methods for the development of systems for the GeoWeb
  4. To know the development cycle of applications for the GeoWeb

Application:

  1. To use the potential of GeoWeb Technology
  2. To develop a small dimension Web GIS project

Soft-skills:

  1. Time management and organization
  2. To present work in oral and written form
  3. To recognize and evaluate users’ needs

General characterization

Code

12547

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Available soon

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 56

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Databases;

Computer Graphics and Interfaces;

Algorithms and Datastructures

Bibliography

  • Longley, P. A., Goodchild, M.F., Maguire, D.J. and Rhind, D.W., Geographic Information Systems and Science, 4rd Edition,John Wiley and Sons, 2014.
  • Worboys, M. and Duckham, M. GIS: A Computing Perspective, 2nd Edition,CRC Press, 2004.
  • Wade Bishop and Tony H. Grubesic, Geographic Information: Organisation, Access, and Use, Springer, 2016.

Teaching method

Theoretical issues are introduced in lectures, and instantiated in exercises and examples in labs, as the students build a body of techniques to support the development of the practical assignment. 

Students must develop a group assignment in which they conceive a system contemplating a set of fundamental requirements for the GeoWeb, and which will provide access to the exam. These students must write a report describing their system and present their work. 

Evaluation method

Theoretical issues are introduced in lectures, and instantiated in exercises and examples in labs, as the students build a body of techniques to support the development of the practical assignment. This component is evaluated through 2 tests, each one worth 30% of the final grade (NT).

Tests are in-person, individual, written and without consultation of any additional materials. Electronic devices (e.g. calculators, cell phones, smartwatches and laptops) are not allowed.

Students develop a in which they conceive a system contemplating a set of fundamental requirements for the GeoWeb, and which will provide access to the exam. These students must write a report describing their system and present their work. The assignment grade is worth 40% of the final grade (NP).

The grade of the theoretical component is calculated with the following formula:

NT = (T1 + T2 ) /2

To pass the course, students must achieve a minimum grade of 9.5 (out of 20) in both NT and NP. If NP is >= 9.5, the student will have achieve the attendance requirement. Only students with attendance can access the appeal period (exam), in case of failure in continuous assessment (normal period).

In appeal season, the test grade is replaced by the exam grade (NE), which is worth 60% (NT) of the final grade.

Test scores are rounded to the nearest decimal value.

Grades for practical work and exams are rounded to the next unit value. NT is also rounded to the next unit value.

In normal season, the final grade is calculated as follows:

NF = NT * 0.6 + NP * 0.4

In appeal season of NT is replaced by the score of the appeal exam (NE).

For students who have achieved the attendance requirement but fail the course, the final grade is NT or NE.

NF=NT or NF=NE

Subject matter

A. Introduction to Geographic nformation (GI)

  • Nature and functionality of GI

B. Representing Geographic Information

  • Field-based models
  • Entity-based models
  • Data Structures for Geographic Information

C. Georeferencing: Coordinate Systems and Projection Systems (examples)

D. The GeoWeb

  • Concept, current capacity
    • Vision for the future

E. The GeoWeb: Distributing the data

  • Standards for geographic data
  • Geographic Metadata
  • Geographic databases

F. The GeoWeb: Distributing the Software

  • Processing Services for the GeoWeb

G. Architectures and applications for the GeoWeb

  • Multi-tier architectures
  • Virtual Globes
  • Web Mapping Systems
  • Location-based Systems

H. User interfaces and interaction in the GeoWeb

  • Cartographic Interfaces
  • Geo-visualization
  • Interaction Technology for Mobile GIS: Virtual and Augmented Reality

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