CE1005 Geographical Information System Syllabus

CE1005 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
At the end of the course the student will posses knowledge about GIS Techniques and its application in the field of Civil Engineering

1. GIS TECHNIQUE AND DATA INPUT 13
MAP – Types of Maps – Development of GIS – Components of GIS – Hardware, software, organisation – Types of data – Spatial and non-spatial data – Print, Line and
Polygon – Vector and Raster data – Database structures – Files – Vector and Raster data structures

2. DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELLING 10
Data Retrieval – Query – Simple Analysis – Spatial Analysis – Overlay – Vector Data Analysis – Raster Data Analysis – Modelling using GIS – Digital Elevation Model – Cost and path analysis – Expert Systems – Artificial Intelligence – Integration with GIS

3. DATA OUTPUT AND ERROR ANALYSIS 6
Data Output – Types – Devices used – Raster and Vector Display Devices – Printers – Plotters – Photowrite Devices – Sources of Errors – Types of Errors – Elimination – Accuracies

4. GIS APPLICATIONS IN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 8
Fields of Applications – Natural Resources – Agriculture – Soil – Water Resources – Wasteland Management - Social Resources - Cadastral Records – LIS

5. ADVANCED GIS APPLICATION 8
AM/FM – Utility Network Management – Integration with Remote Sensing – Knowledge based techniques – Multicriteria Techniques – Introduction to Object Oriented Data base Models.

TOTAL:45

TEXT BOOKS
1. Burrough P A, Principles of GIS for Land Resources Assessment, Oxford Publication, 2000
2. Michael N Demers, Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley Publications, 2002

REFERENCES
1. Paul A Longley, Michael F Goodchild etal, Geographical Information Systems Volume I and II, Second Edition, John Wiley Publications, 1999.
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