Ing - Civ (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (495) GEOINFORMATICS ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GEOINFORMATICA
099345 - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The course focuses on developing students' knowledge of geographic data analysis concepts, methods, and tools. The aim of the course is to provide an exhaustive frame about geographic information: from acquisition to validation, processing and web publishing. Authoritative data, as well as geocrodwsourced data, are both parts of the course. Rudiments of Big Geodata will be presented. The Geospatial Web and Spatial Data Infrastructures are also taught. Students are asked to learn the most used proprietary and free open source software packages such as QGIS, ArcGIS, GRASS (introduction), GeoServer and OpenLayers.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Students will learn how to:
Design and develop a Geographic Information System, taking into account the different components
Explore geospatial data and create corresponding thematic maps by using GIS software
Manage geospatial data with advanced GIS functionalities
Design and develop a WebGIS
Given specific project cases, students will be able to:
Detail the corresponding requirements
Manage the geospatial data in proprietary and open source GIS applications
Develop the related webGIS for showing the results of their work
Given a relatively complex problem, students will be able to:
Analyze and understand the goals, assumptions, and requirements associated with that problem and model them
Define the data and architecture for fulfilling the problem
Develop partially or totally the GIS solution
Students will learn to:
Write a document with the specifications of their project
Present their work
Publish their result through a webGIS
Students will learn how to develop a realistic project in the GIS domain.
Topics of the course are:
Introduction to GIS;
Reference and coordinate systems; their transformations.
Geographic data models and structures (raster, geometric/topologic vector and hybrid model);
Fields: exploring data, spatial statistics, geostatistics, raster database management system
The transformation from raster to vector and vice-versa
GIS and the Internet
Meta information, interoperability
Web Geo Services
Spatial Data Infrastructures
The Geospatial Web
Virtual Globe and multidimensional web viewers
Participatory web GIS: citizen science, VGI, geocrowdsourcing
Exercise sessions and a project laboratory are integral parts of the course. They will focus on the usage of GIS software packages to analyze case studies and build webGIS applications.
A project will be assigned during the Laboratory hours at the end of the practice. It will be developed by students, under the supervision of a tutor, individually or in small teams of 2-3 members. Project artifacts (requirement analysis, design document, test report, code) are expected to be released at the exam. The evaluation of projects will be based on the produced artifacts and on a presentation.
Modalità di valutazione
Verbal examination of the topics of the course and presentation of the laboratory project.
The assessment will be based on an oral exam at the first session after the end of the course or later. At the exam, the student will be asked about theory, practice and the project developed in the laboratory part of the course. The scores of the three parts will be weighted averaged to compute the total score. The theory will weight as 0,6, the practice as 0,25 and the lab project as 0,15. The three parts of the exam can be sat at different exam sessions. 30 cum laude will be assigned when the total score is equal to or higher than 31.
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
Slides of the course and related education material will be made available on the course website https://beep.metid.polimi.it Note: If for any reason students are not included in the official list of course students, they may not been able to access the course material. In this case, the course instructor can grant them access if they request it through the site.