Geographical Information System(GIS) Syllabus

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Title Geographical Information System
Short Name GIS
Course code CSC459
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Semester eighth-semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Synopsis: Basic concepts of Geographical Information System


Goal: The course covers about spatial data modelling and database design, capturing the real

world, spatial analysis and visualization, overview of open GIS


Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 6 hrs

1.1 Overview, History and concepts of GIS 

1.2 Scope and application areas of GIS 

1.3 Purpose and benefits of GIS 

1.4 Functional components of GIS 

1.5 Importance of GPS and remote sensing data in GIS 


2. Digital mapping concept
teaching hours: 3 hrs

2.1 Map concept: map elements, map layers, map scales and representation

2.2 Map projection: coordinate system and projection system


3. spatial data modeling and database design
teaching hours: 9 hrs

3.1 introduction to geographic phenomena and data modeling

3.2 spatial relationships and topology

3.3 scale and resolution

3.4 vector, raster and digital terrain model

3.5 Spatial database design with the concepts of geodatabase.


4. capturing the real world
teaching hours: 8 hrs

4.1 different methods of data capture

4.2 map projection and spatial reference

4.3 data preparation, conversion and integration

4.4 quality aspects of spatial data

4.5 GPS

4.6 Remote Sensing


5. spatial analysis and visualization
teaching hours: 7 hrs

5.1 spatial analysis

i. overlay

ii. buffering

5.2 map outputs and its basic elements

6. introduction to spatial data infrastructure
teaching hours: 8 hrs

6.1 SDI concepts and its current trend

6.2 The concept of metadata and clearing house

6.3 Critical factors around SDIs


7. Open GIS
teaching hours: 4 hrs

7.1 Introduction of open concept in GIS

7.2 Open source software for spatial data analysis

7.3 Web Based GIS system

7.4 System Analysis and Design with GIS


Lab and Practical works

Laboratory work:

The lab should cover at least the concepts given the chapters