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Syllabus for

Academic year
VVT105 - Geographical information systems
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0198 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   21 Mar 2015 am V,  Contact examiner,  27 Aug 2015 pm V

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Forskare  Jonas Tornberg



 

Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic course in geodetic surveying recommended.

Aim

To give understanding of and tools for collection, storing, analysis and presentation of geographic information. Understand vector and raster models. Understand sources of errors in geographic information and the importance of data quality.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Use the terminology and important concepts within the GIS work field. Describe the structures and properties of different GIS systems. Describe and explain data sources and different methods for retrieving, digitizing, control, storage, transfer and output/presentation of geographical data. Describe the content and accessibility of data in different geographical databases. Describe different data structures for storing of vector and raster data. Model and analyse data. Describe and examplify implications of the differences between the model and the real world. Explain the importance of data quality and be able to compute the errors from combinations of data with non-corelated errors. Describe and apply different techniques for interpolation and interpretation of data. Apply SQL in databases. Connect data attributes to geography. Describe the basics of MapInfo and ArcGIS be able to perform analyses in MapInfo and ArcView/ArcGIS. Describe different applications of GIS on engineering problems.

Orally and in writing present an group assignment.

Content

Data collection, storing and presentation. Databases. Datastructures for vector and raster. Terrainmodels, net analysis, transport problems. Data analysis and modelling. Data quality and interpolation. Applications. Different GIS-tools.

Organisation

Lectures, exercises, study visit, computer exercises, group assignments.

Literature

 An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems.

Examination

(Written) examination, and passed group assignments and individually assignments. One of the assignments can give bonus points to be added to the written exam result.


Published: Fri 18 Dec 2009. Modified: Wed 04 Apr 2018