GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide basic knowledge of geographical information systems and the techniques used in numerical cartography.
After an initial phase of theory lessons, the course will focus on ArcGis instruments through interactive exercises.
ArcGis is the most widely used application by geographical bodies and technical offices. These occupational fields require an ever-greater number of people able to operate GIS systems for Geographic Information System management.
The abilities acquired during the course will allow students to consult georeferenced data, create theme maps, carry out complex geographical analyses and produce detailed maps.
Knowledge of cartography and typographical and technical map reading.
Basic knowledge of geography and geology.
Knowledge of computers and the windows operating system.
Course contents summary
Introduction to GIS
Vector and raster data
GIS and WEBGIS programmes
Structure of ARCGIS packet:
Visualization of data
Production and georeferencing of geological data
Query and consultation of geographical databanks.
Production of cartographic layouts for the publication of theme maps.
Brief summary of the use of additional modules in the 3D data management programme.
Recommended additional texts:
Manuale di ArcGis, Dario Flaccovio editor
Cartografia numerica, Dario Flaccovio editor
Lectures using slides and computerised cartographic data, practical implementation of commands for the use of the ArcGis software.
Assessment by test and production of a detailed map.