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Geographic Information Systems

Lectures: 4 Hrs/week One paper: 100 marks / 3 Hrs duration 1 Introduction to GIS and GIS software 1. What Are Geographic Information Systems, 2. Developing Spatial Awareness. 3. Spatial Measurement Levels. 4. Spatial Location and Reference. 5. Spatial Patterns. Geographic Data Collection. Populations and Sampling Schemes. Making Inferences from Samples. 2 6. Abstract Nature of Maps. Map Characteristics. GIS Basics: layers, raster/vector, attributes 1. Raster Models. 2. Compact Storing of Raster Data. 3. Commercial Raster Compaction Products. 4. Vector Models. 5. Compacting Vector Data Models. 6. A Vector Model to Represent Surfaces. 7. Hybrid and Integrated Systems. 6 hrs Tutorial :- 1 Hr / week Term Work : 25 marks 4 hrs

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Geo-referencing and projections , Data input and data sources 1. Primary Data. Input Devices. 2. Raster, Vector, or Both. Reference Frameworks and Transformations. Map Preparation and the Digitizing Process. 3. What to Input. Methods of Vector Input. Methods of Raster Input. Remote Sensing as a Special Case of Raster Data Input GPS data input. 4. Secondary Data. 5. Metadata and Metadata Standards. 6. Storage of GIS Databases.

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. Terrain Reclassification. Attribute Errors: Raster and Vector. Pattern Detection and Characterization Emphasizing Applications. Line Attributes. 5. Area Attributes. Linear Interpolation. 6. Joining Adjacent Maps: Edge Matching. Locating and Identifying Spatial Objects. 3. Surface Mapping. Archive Emphasizing Applications. Immediate Neighborhoods. Buffers. 4. Point Attributes. Predictive Modeling Applications. Conflations. Sampling the Statistical Surface. 5. 2. 3. 11. education. land management) 1. GIS applications in Sectors (say health studies. Measuring Length of Linear Objects. Problems of Interpolation. The DEM.Measuring Polygon Shape. Templating. Space-Time Emphasizing Applications. 2. Introduction to GIS Spatial Analysis. 12. 5 Analysis in GIS 1.7. Pattern Comparison Emphasizing Applications. 6 hrs 4 4 hrs 7 5 hrs . Neighborhood Functions. Raster Surfaces. 5. 10. GIS Data Query. Elements of Reclassification. Interpolation. Classification Principles. Methods of Nonlinear Interpolation. Dealing with Projection Changes. urban development. Extended Neighborhoods. 3. 4.Measuring Shape. 9. Detecting and Editing Errors of Different Types. Pattern Exploitation Emphasizing Applications. Measuring Distance. Entity Errors: Vector. Working with Higher-Level Objects. Measuring Polygons. Defining Spatial Characteristics. 4. Classification. 2. Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and Raster analysis 1. The Importance of Editing the GIS Database. 8.

Noncartographic Output. 6 Cartographic Modeling. Information Technology Project Management : Kathy Schwalbe Thomson Publication 3. Output: The Display of Analysis. Shape or Form. Geographical Information System. 8. Model Flowcharting. Slicing the Statistical Surface. 2. The Cartographic Model. 5. 7. Inductive and Deductive Modeling. Interactive Output. Types Of Cartographic Models. By Tor Bernhardsen. Nontraditional Cartographic Output. WILEY INDIA 2. 9. Edward Yourdon WILEY INDIA 5 hrs 6 hrs . Some Example Cartographic Models. Steepness of Slope. Azimuth or Orientation (Aspect).An Introduction 3rd Edition. 8 GIS Output 1. 10. 2. Cartographic Output. 4. Software Engineering Project Management by Richard Thayer . 3. Map Design Controls. 1.6. References : 1. The Design Process. Model Verification. GIS on the Internet. Conflict Resolution. Factor Selection. Model Implementation. Cut And Fill. Information Technology Project Management Providing Measurable Organizational value Jack Marchewka WILEY INDIA 4. Visibility and Intervisibility. Working Through the Model. 8. 7. 6. 3. Applied Software Project Management Stellman & Greene SPD 5.