Environmental Applications of GIS: Spatial Analysis and Modeling

(Course Code: ENV531 – ‘GIS’)

Semester: Spring Teaching Period: 6 weeks ECTS Credits: 2 Type:

Elective

Prerequisite Courses: Spatial Analysis with GIS
(Winter Semester @ CEU)
Coordinator: Themistoklis KONTOS Instructor: Themistoklis KONTOS

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to environmental applications using Spatial Analysis and Modeling. The content outline of the course comprises of the following lectures and laboratories:

  • Spatial Analysis of Vector Data
  • Spatial Analysis of Raster Data
  • Spatial Modeling: Model Builder
  • Environmental Application of GIS: Delineation of Climatic Zones and Trends

The students will be assigned in groups to develop spatial models to analyze timeseries of large-scale spatial data, in order to assess the trend of climatic parameters and to delineate the climatic zones.

After successfully completing this course, the students will be able to:

  • Understand the overall concept of spatial analysis
  • Be familiar with large-scale spatio-temporal data
  • Learn about different techniques for spatial modeling using GIS tools and scripting languages
  • Learn about different methods for assessing trends in spatial

The content outline of the course comprises of the following lectures and laboratories:

  • Spatial Analysis of Vector Data
  • Spatial Analysis of Raster Data
  • Spatial Modeling: Model Builder
  • Environmental Application of GIS: Delineation of Climatic Zones and Trends
  • The students will be assigned in groups to develop spatial models to analyze timeseries of large-scale spatial data, in order to assess the trend of climatic parameters and to delineate the climatic zones.

Students will be individually graded based on:

  • Individual Assessment of Laboratory Exercises (30%)
  • Evaluation of Group Written Report and Oral Presentation – Case Study (70%)
Activities Estimated Workload
Lectures

Laboratories

Self-study & independent work

10h

10h

30h

TOTAL 50 hours
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