GIS and Remote Sensing
This course covers three main units: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS).
GIS covers: History of GIS, Definition of GIS, Importance of GIS, Functionalities of GIS, the Questions that GIS can Answer and Fundamental Applications of GIS.
GPS covers: History of GPS, Definition of GPS, Operational theory, Applications of GPS, Adavantages and Limitations of GPS.
RS covers: Definition of RS, Concepts and Principles of RS, Understanding of Electromagnetic Radiation and Photo/Image Interpretation.
- To introduce students to concepts and principles of GIS
- To provide students with fundamental skills of operating GIS software (ArcGIS)
- To make students carryout mapping geographic features and basic analyses
- To provide students with techniques of operating GPS for data gathering and using for GIS
- To provide students with basic concepts of Remote Sensing and skills on image/photo interpretation
At the end of the course, students will be able to
- Define what GIS is and know different types of GIS data
- Know what are the questions that GIS can answer
- Differentiate between Raster and Vector Models
- Create maps and overlay features/raster data for basic analyses
- Handle and operate GPS intruments to collect data and transform for GIS applications
- Understand basic theory and principles of EMR for data interpretation and analyses
Teaching and Evaluation
- Students will be provided with the printouts explaining about the approaches of teaching and evaluation along with the Module Descriptor.