Geographic Information Systems I

Master of Geographic Information Systems in Planning and Territory Management

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP


Not apply

This unit intends that students develop skills on:
-techniques for representation of spatial data;
-processes and tools used in the manipulation, management and processing of spatial data;
-development and implement d methodologies of spatial analysis

1.Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
2.Normalization. Metadata.
3.Standards and quality for spatial data.
4.Spatial data models.
5.Organization and manipulation of geographic information data.
6.Vector data model.
7.Spatial Analysis in vector data model.
8.Spatial data infrastructure.
9.Case studies.

Evaluation Methodology
The practical application.
Individual report

- Burrough, P. (1998). Principles of Geographical Information Systems. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-333). Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Fotheringham, A. e Rogerson, P. (1994). Spatial Analysis and GIS. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-279). London/Bristol: Taylor and Francis.

Method of interaction
This unit will have an exhibition component, underpinned by appropriate multimedia resources and complemented with presentation of case studies.

Software used in class