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Course Outline

GIS and Remote Sensing



Course Outline:

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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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

Course Outcomes:

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.

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