Geographical Information System(GIS) Syllabus

This page contains Syllabus of Geographical Information System of CSIT.

Title Geographical Information System
Short Name GIS
Course code CSC468
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Eighth Semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Description: The course covers about spatial data structure, modeling and database design, different techniques for capturing the real world, spatial data manipulation, analysis and visualization, spatial data infrastructure and data standardization, overview of open GIS and open source GIS data.

Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of Geographical Information System.

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

The lab should cover at least the concepts given in each chapter.