GNR 605 - Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to GIS, spatial data concepts, map reference systems, spatial data - sources, models, structures, analysis and interpolation, terrain modeling, visualization, data quality, spatial decision support systems, global positioning systems, Open GIS standards, GIS applications and advances.

  • Text / References:
  • P.A. Burrough and R.A.McDonnell, Principles of Geographic InformationSystems, Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • R. Laurini and D. Thompson, Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems,Academic press, 1994.
  • DeMers M.N., Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2000.
  • Chang K., Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006.
  • Lo C.P. and Yeung A.K.W., Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems, Prentice-Hall, Inc., NJ, 2002.
  • Longley P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J. and Rhind D.W., Geographical Information Systems Principles ,Techniques, Management and Applications, Second Edition, Abridged, John Wiley & Sons, NJ, 2005.