Geographical Information System

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
GEO/05 ICAR/06
Learning objectives
Knowledge and understanding____ Know and understand the theoretical foundations of GIS.
Applying knowledge and understanding__Know and understand the potential and application fields of GIS.
Expected learning outcomes
Making judgements___Being able to locate and collect georeferenced information and not to properly perform an analysis or simulation with GIS technology.
Communication skills___ Know how to effectively communicate information and ideas, as well as discuss issues and solutions. Know how to choose the appropriate form and means of communication for the interlocutor, whether specialist or non-specialist.
Learning skills ____ Have the learning skills that are needed for a continuous upgrade in GIS technology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Geographic Information System

The course consists of two parts.

Theory: basic computer concepts, VECTOR RASTER format, indexing methods, exchange formats, computing features of geological data; databases and conceptual models, logical and physical models: relational and object oriented; organization of geological data: storage, management, retrieval; hints of statistical for elaboration of georeferenced data. The retrieval of geographic data and their integration. The digital elevation model of the terrain: DEM and DTM: construction and applications.
Practical part: the practical part aims to teach students the steps required to pass from the data of land (thematic mapping and geological data of different nature) until the realization of a database geological able to allow the production of geological maps. The exercise will be carried out using the public domain software QGIS. Georeferencing of raster data, import of external data; Creating vector and insertion of geometric elements; organization of a database after an analysis of the subject content and organization of a conceptual framework; creating catalogs / domains of attributes, building topologies ranging from themes point and linear; construction of a digital terrain model, different display modes, basic analysis of the digital terrain model; 3d visualization of geological map data. As part of the practical part, will discuss the potential use of a GIS database
GEO/05 - ENGINEERING GEOLOGY - University credits: 0
ICAR/06 - SURVEYING AND MAPPING - University credits: 0
Practicals: 24 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
8:30-12:30 14:30-17:30
Dipartimento Scienze della Terra "A. Desio" - Sezione Geologia-III piano