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FBE5009Geographical Information Systems3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseSecond Cycle
Status Elective
Department
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Çetin CÖMERT
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
Fundamentals of GIS, theoretical and practical knowledge on Spatial Analyses.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
GIS Overwiew. Concepts and applications, Graph theory and Topology, Topological data structures, Building topology in a GIS, Database Design in GIS, Spatial analyses; Classification of Spatial analysis operations, Vector analyses; Overlay operations, Spatial queries. Raster analyses. Characterizing neighborhood (Slope, orientation, convexity), Reclassificiation operations, raster overlay, proximity, Network Analyses; road, utilities, and hydrographic networks, Web Based GIS, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) concepts, standards, technologies, advanced spatial analysis concepts; Computational Fluid dynamics and its applications in GIS, term project..
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1GIS; fundamentals, applications and current status trends. Graph theory. Topology and its role in GIS
 Week 2Topological data structures and building topology in GIS software
 Week 3Database management systems, data models, relational, E_R, and UML models, Database design, related UKVA, INSPIRE concepts
 Week 4Database management systems, data models, relational, E_R, and UML models, Database design, related UKVA, INSPIRE concepts
 Week 5SQL (structured Query Language) applications in PostGIS
 Week 6Spatial analyses and their classification in Berry's article. Multicriteria decision making, eigenvectors, raster analyses, slope aspect, flow accumulation.
 Week 7Spatial analyses case study application- avalanche risk ranking of objects
 Week 8midterm
 Week 9CFD (Computational Fluid dynamics) and its application in flow modelling
 Week 10 CFD (Computational Fluid dynamics) and its application in flow modelling in Flow-2d Plug-in QGIS
 Week 11Web GIS
 Week 12Web GIS - Lab
 Week 13term project
 Week 14term roject
 Week 15Term project presentation and oral exam
 Week 16Term project presentation and oral exam
 
Textbook / Material
1An Introduction to Digital maping, S.E. Masry, Y.C. Lee, Lecture Notes, Department of Surveying Engineering, University of new Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, June 1988.
2An Introduction to Digital maping, S.E. Masry, Y.C. Lee, Lecture Notes, Department of Surveying Engineering, University of new Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, June 1988.
3Fundamental operations in computer-assisted map analysis, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 1, Issue 2 1987 , pages 119-136
4Fundamental operations in computer-assisted map analysis, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 1, Issue 2 1987 , pages 119-136
 
Recommended Reading
1Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land resources assessment, P.A. Burrough, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 1998
2Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land resources assessment, P.A. Burrough, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 1998
3Geographic Information Systems and Science, Longley P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J., Rhind D.W., Willey 2001.
4Geographic Information Systems and Science, Longley P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J., Rhind D.W., Willey 2001.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 01/12/2021 20
Project 15 15/01/2022 30
End-of-term exam 16 26/01/2022 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Arasınav 1 1 1
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load44