i. definitions, key components
ii. Functional subsystem
iii. Raster data model, vector data model, attribute data model
iv. Data acquisition techniques, data sources, data capturing techniques and procedures, data transformation
v. Visualization of spatial data, layers and projections
II. Map design
i. Symbols to portray points, lines and volumes, graphic variables, visual hierarchy
ii. Data classification graphic approach, mathematical approach
III. Spatial analysis
i. Overlay analysis, neighbourhood functions, network, and overlay analysis, buffering
ii. Spatial data quality: components of data quality, micro level components, macro level components, usage components sources of error, accuracy, and project work.
Introduction to GIS Lab (hardware / software), Raster/Vector/Attribute Data Display, Scanning, Digitization, coordinate based point mapping, Raster / Vector Conversion, Data layer integration and display of different projections, Map layout, Data Classification and Thematic Mapping, Handling with Topological Errors, Overlay and network analysis.
The course aims at providing an understanding of GIS, its evolution, applications, spatial data models and data structures, design aspects of GIS; spatial data acquisition, sources and standards; spatial data manipulation, spatial analysis and visualization of data. This subject provides basic training in understanding GIS data capturing, storage, retrieval, analysis and display. It also helps to learn functionality of GIS software and to gain basic skills.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify basic components of GIS
• Differentiate between Raster and Vector data model
• Differentiate between spatial and non spatial/ attribute data model
• Visual skills of data retrieval and mapping
• Decision making
Arc GIS basic
GIS software Installation
Digitization and Shae file creation In arc Gis
Data Models In GIS
Data aqusition techniques
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Author : Michael N. DeMers
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Author : Debashis Chakraborty and Rabi N Sahoo
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