Environmental Applications of G.I.S.

(Course Code: 336KEY, Course outline)

Semester: 6 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 6 Type:

Optional Compulsory

Prerequisite Courses: Introduction to Topographic Mapping and GIS Course type: Skills development Instructor: Kontos Themistoklis

The laboratory is designed to first familiarize the student with basic methods of digital cartography and then to work out an integrated project on environmental applications using advanced systems such as Qgis, Grass, ARCGis, Geomedia, Idrisi, etc. The project is worked out individually, or, in teams on topics taken from current research programs in the Department. The proposed project could also be an exercise in another application course, as well as, a part of the senior project thesis.

Topics per Week:

Lectures and Laboratories are performed in the following sequence:

Lectures

Basic functions in GIS.

Introduction to GIS

Data models and data structure

Remote Sensing and GIS

Remote Sensing and GIS

Digital terrain models DTM/DEM.

GIS in water resources management

Management of Water resources

GIS for decision making – DSS.

GIS for decision making – DSS.

Spatial analysis, map algebra.

Natural desasters, Global change.

Review of the material

Lab assignements

Lab: 1 Georeference
Lab: 2 Digitization vectirization
Lab: 3 Map composition
Lab: 4 Extract information from high resolution satellite images
Lab: 5 Extract information from high resolution satellite images
Lab: 6 Digital Elevation models
Final project: Selection of project topic, Outline of final project
Database design
Data collection and data entry
Data collection and data entry
Geographic analysis of results
Result descussion
Final Report

Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
2. Lectures are part of the Lab with mandatory presence
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
2. Mandatory presence
Other Activities:  –
Grading:

Lab-Exercises 20%.

Final exam 40%.

Final report and presentation 40%.

Notes: In electronic form in the Web Vista.
Basic Textbook:
  • Kostis Koutsopoulos, N. Androulakakis, (2003) “GIS applications using ArcGis” (in Greek), Papasotiriou Publisher, ISBN 960-7530-42-X, pages: 400.
Bibliography:

– Tor Bernhardsen, Geographic Information Systems: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, 0-471-41968-0, John Wiley & Sons publishers 2002.

– Michael DeMers, Fundamentals of GIS, 3rd Edition, 0-471-20491-9, John Wiley & Sons publishers, 2004.

– ESRI, David E. Davis (author), (2000), «GIS for Everyone, Second Edition», ISBN 1-879102-91-9, σελίδες 196.

– Goodchild M. F., B. O. Parks, L. T. Steyaert, (1993), «Environmental Modeling with GIS», Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508007-6, σελίδες 488

– John Harmon and Steven Anderson, The Design and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems, 0-471-20488-9, John Wiley & Sons publishers, 2003.

– John N. Hatzopoulos, 2008, “Topographic Mapping” (in English) Covering the wider field of Geospatial Information Science & Technology (GIS&T), Universal Publishers, ISBN 1-58112-988-6, 740 pages.

– John N. Hatzopoulos, (2009) “Topographia 2nd Ed.” (in Greek), V. Giourgas Publisher, ISBN 960-387-482-5, pages: 900.

– Μανιάτης Γ., 1996. Γεωγραφικά συστήματα πληροφοριών γης – κτηματολογίου, Εκδόσεις Ζητή.

– David F. Maune, PhD, CP, Editor, Digital Elevation Model Technologies & Applications, 2nd Ed. ISBN 1-57083-082-7, Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

– Morrall L., (1990), «GIS Development and application».

– H. Todd Mowrer, Russell G. Congalton, Editors Quantifying Spatial Uncertainty in Natural Resources: Theory and Applications for GIS and Remote Sensing, 1-57504-131-6 Published by Ann Arbor Press, 2000.

 – David O’Sullivan and David Unwin, Geographic Information Analysis, 0-471-21176-1, John Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2002.

– Paraschakis I., Papadopoulou M., Patias P., 1998, “Automated Cartography” (in Greek) Ziti Publisher, 271 pages.

– Shunji Murai, 1998. GIS work book, CD, JARS.

– Jeff Thurston, Thomas Poiker, J. Patrick Moore, Integrated Geospatial Technology: A Guide to GPS, GIS and Data Logging, 0-471-24409-0, John Wiley & Sons publishers, 2003.

Language:

The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.

Internet Links:

http://campus.esri.com/acb2000/webpage.cfm?WebPage_ID=45&DID=6&CFID=5077019CFTOKEN=23979508

http://www.uow.edu.au/science/geosciences/ugrad/lectnotes/

http://www.gisdevelopment.net/tutorials/index.htm

http://www.edvz.sbg.ac.at/geo/idrisi/wwwtutor/tutindex.htm

http://www.usgs.gov/research/gis/title.html

http://boris.qub.ac.uk/shane/arc/intro.html

http://ksrs.or.kr/library/index.htm

http://boris.qub.ac.uk/shane/arc/intro.html

http://ksrs.or.kr/library/index.htm

http://www.colorado.edu/Research/cires/banff/proceedings.html?

http://www.trimble.com/gps/index.htm

http://nespal.cpes.peachnet.edu/home/links/pa/

http://campus.esri.com

http://www.gisdevelopment.net/tutorials/index.htm

http://www.precisionforestry.org

http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/dailynews/2005/aug/03/news1.html 13. http://geobids.geocomm.com/rfp/

http://www.gisdatadepot.com/sdts/

http://www.sli.unimelb.edu.au/gisweb/

http://www.GISdevelopment.net/tutorials/

http://www.sbg.ac.at/geo/idrisi/wwwtutor/tuthome.htm

http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/project/sdir/av_tutor/AV_INTRO.HTM

http://www.gis.sc.edu/gis/avshtcrs/handouts.html

http://castafiore.uni-muenster.de/vorlesungen/av_tutor_e/index.html

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/resource.htm#training

http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/smec/ipd/

http://www.intergraph.com/schools/starter_kit.asp 26. http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/klink/gis.notes/ncgia/toc.html#UNIT38 27. http://ksrs.or.kr/library/giswb/vol1/preface.htm

http://www.gisdatadepot.com/dem/sdts2dem_demo.html

http://www.gisca.adelaide.edu.au/~bbryan/lectures/