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ORI5660Concepts and Principles of Geographic Information Systems3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseSecond Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDoç. Dr. Uzay KARAHALİL
Co-LecturerProf. Mehmet MISIR
Language of instruction
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
This course aims to expose the graduate students to the principals of Spatial Data Management concept towards appreciation and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Digitize paper maps, design a database and input attribute data to the spatial database in Arc/Info software5,6,94,
PO - 2 : Manage spatial database (maps and attribute tables), copy, move, erase and organize the feature classes as coverages5,6,93,4,
PO - 3 : Reclassify an area into a number of defined categories and conduct a number of queries on maps5,6,93,4,5,6,
PO - 4 : Develop and present a case study results to the class using real time exercise of Arc/Info GIS software in front of a class5,6,93,4,5,
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
Information systems, geographic information systems, general principles, concepts, components and spatial functions of computer based spatial data analysis in decisin-making. Data, information, database management systems, spatial data, vector and raster data models, data quality. The concepts of data input, topology, data storage, data anaysis and data display.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Inroduction to the course
 Week 2Description of GIS and the use of GIS in different areas
 Week 3Introduction to spatial features
 Week 4Data strcuture
 Week 5The importance of topology in GIS
 Week 6Components of GIS
 Week 7Introduction of GIS Software (Arc/GIS)
 Week 8Coordinate, digitazing
 Week 9Exam
 Week 10Mid term exam
 Week 11Gıs functions, data input and dititazing
 Week 12Database design and management
 Week 13Data query
 Week 14Reclassification
 Week 15Assignment
 Week 16Final project
 
Textbook / Material
1Yomralıoğlu, T., (2000), ?Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri: Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar?, 5.Baskı (2009), s.480, ISBN 975-97369-0-X, İstanbul
 
Recommended Reading
1Aranoff S., 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective. Ottawa, Canada. WDL Publications.
2ESRI, 1993. Understanding GIS - The ARC/INFO Method. Environmental Systems Research, California, USAArc/Info Manuel, ESRI, USA
3Aranoff S., 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective. Ottawa, Canada. WDL Publications.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Project 16 24/01/2021 2 50
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 8
13
12/11/2020
14/12/2020
2
2
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
Sınıf dışı çalışma 5 5 25
Laboratuar çalışması 4 4 16
Arasınav için hazırlık 0 0 0
Arasınav 0 0 0
Uygulama 6 3 18
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 10 6 60
Proje 10 5 50
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 10 1 10
Dönem sonu sınavı 4 1 4
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load225