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GRADUATE INSTITUTE of NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING / Doctorate
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ORM7255Applications of GIS in Forestry3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study, Lab work
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Derya MUMCU KÜÇÜKER
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instruction
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
This course aims to equip the graduate students with the potential applications of GIS in forestry sector including forest management planning, watershed management, fire management, site classificaiton, urban planning, and biodiversity conservation. Every other week a practical case study will be accomplished.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Build large scale spatial database and manage it2,9,11,123
PO - 2 : Overlay coverages (digital maps) and interpret the results1,9,113
PO - 3 : Implement spatial analysis functions of GIS in generation various forest maps such as forest management plans, fire risk maps, site class maps4,9,10,11,123,4
PO - 4 : Convert spatial data set from one format of a GIS software to another94,6
PO - 5 : Formularize a real problem and solve it with Arc/Info GIS functions and display the results in map form1,2,94,6
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
The general functions of geographic information systems (GIS) , their applications to forestry and spatial database design. The concepts of vector and raster data models and their application principles in spatial analysis and modeling or cartographic modeling such as "mapmatics". Introduction to Internet GIS, object-oriented GIS and geospatial database in forestry. Grid CBS, A practicum-based course involving the Orman Üstü Research Forest using ArcGIS 3D modelling, slope-aspect analysis
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to the course
 Week 2An overview of information systems, GIS concept, general principles, GIS components
 Week 3The sample applications of GIS in forestry
 Week 4Data, information and spatial data
 Week 5Spatial (locational and attribute) data
 Week 6Data sources, data quality and its components
 Week 7Tesellated and vector data models
 Week 8Spatial features (points, lines, polygons and annotations) and the concept of absolute and relative locations (topology)
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Introduction to Arc/Info software
 Week 11Basic functions of GIS: Data input (digitizing), data refignment and topology generation
 Week 12Assignment 2: Digitizing and database generation
 Week 13Spatial query and reclassificaiton functions
 Week 14Assigment 3
 Week 15Term project: Spatial query of spatial database of Ormanustu Planning Unit with Arc/Info
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Aranoff S., 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective. Ottawa, Canada. WDL Publications.
2Aranoff S., 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective. Ottawa, Canada. WDL Publications.
3ESRI, 1993. Understanding GIS - The ARC/INFO Method. Environmental Systems Research, California, USA
4ESRI, 1993. Understanding GIS - The ARC/INFO Method. Environmental Systems Research, California, USA
5Arc/Info Manuel, ESRI, USA
6Arc/Info Manuel, ESRI, USA
 
Recommended Reading
1Yomralıoğlu T. 1999, Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri, Trabzon Turkey
2Yomralıoğlu T. 1999, Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri, Trabzon Turkey
3Başkent, E.Z. 1995. Türkiye ormancılığı için nasıl bir CBS kurulmalıdır? Ön çalışma ve kavramsal yaklaşım: A conceptual framework for spatial forest information systems for Turkish forestry: a preliminary study, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 21(5) 493-505.
4Başkent, E.Z. 1995. Türkiye ormancılığı için nasıl bir CBS kurulmalıdır? Ön çalışma ve kavramsal yaklaşım: A conceptual framework for spatial forest information systems for Turkish forestry: a preliminary study, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 21(5) 493-505.
5Sivrikaya F., Çakır G., Keleş S. and Başkent, E.Z. ?Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management? (Ed: ??) Chapter ??: Spatiotemporal Dynamics Of Land Use/Land Cover And Timber Carbon Storage: A Case Study From Bulanikdere, Turkey,2008
6Sivrikaya F., Çakır G., Keleş S. and Başkent, E.Z. ?Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management? (Ed: ??) Chapter ??: Spatiotemporal Dynamics Of Land Use/Land Cover And Timber Carbon Storage: A Case Study From Bulanikdere, Turkey,2008
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 12/11/2016 2 30
Project 14 24/10/2016 2 10
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 8
13
14
12/12/2016
16/12/2016
23/12/2006
2
2
2
10
End-of-term exam 16 14/01/2016 3 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 4 6 24
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 0 0 0
Arasınav 0 0 0
Uygulama 6 4 24
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 6 10 60
Proje 6 10 60
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 10 1 10
Dönem sonu sınavı 5 1 5
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load225