Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

GIS and Spatial Analysis - 1st semester

Code

722041062

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Department

Geografia e Planeamento Regional

Credits

10

Teacher in charge

Rui Pedro Julião

Weekly hours

3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

a) To dominate the specific vocabulary of Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
b) To understand the fundamentals of geographic information
c) To know the national market of geographic information
d) To understand the fundamentals of planning and management of GIS projects
e) To explore data structures for analyzing spatial problems
f) To develop spatial analysis methodologies
g) To apply spatial analysis processes in technological platforms

Prerequisites

non applicable

Subject matter

1) Introduction
1.1) Concepts and definitions
1.2) Examples of spatial analysis processes
2) The national market of geographic information
2.1) The National Spatial Data Infrastructure
2.2) Public institutions
2.3) Private companies
3) Planning and management of GIS projects
3.1) Organizations
3.2) Strategic thinking tools
3.3) Project analysis and planning
3.4) Project implementation and management
4) Principles of spatial analysis in GIS
4.1) Geographic modeling
4.2) Vector analysis
4.3) Raster analysis
5) Project

Bibliography

Burrough, P. & Mcdonnell, R. (1998). Principles of Geographical Information Systems (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford Univ Press.
Julião, R.P. (2001). Tecnologias de Informação Geográfica e Ciência Regional: Contributos Metodológicos para a Definição de Modelos de Apoio à Decisão em Desenvolvimento Regional. Lisboa: UNL. http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/docentes/rpj/tese/TIGDR.pdf
Longley, P., Goodchild, M., Maguire, D. & Rhind, D. (2005). Geographical Information Systems and Science (2nd ed.). Nova Iorque, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Matos, J.L. (2008). Fundamentos de Informação Geográfica (5ª ed.). Lisboa: LIDEL.
Tomlinson, R. (2013). Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers (5th ed.). Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Teaching method

Teaching is done through expositive and participative classes, including exploitation of texts, presentations, handling technological platforms and group work.

Evaluation method

Each student is required:
- reading a set of selected texts, whose contents, together with the material of classes (theoretical and practical), shall be assessed through a presentation with paper (65% or 35% of the evaluation);
- participation in a work group with report (65% or 35% of the evaluation).
The weighting of assessment elements varies according on the project type to be developed.

(According to the FCSH Assessment Standards, the proposed evaluation elements to introduce students in the first class may suffer readjustments, particularly in the percentage of each element).

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