GIS FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Second cycle degree in LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: SILVIA PIOVAN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No particular prerequisites are required
Examination methods: - Two written tests during the lecture period (the tests will include both questionnaires and open questions) on the topics covered during the lessons (50%)
- Oral final exam (50%)
Course unit contents: - Elements of theoretical cartography and mapping techniques (definitions, purposes of the maps, the power of maps, shape of the Earth, datums, projections, coordinate systems, scale, conventional signs and symbols)
- Reading and interpretation of modern and ancient maps (both in italian and international contexts)
- Introduction to GIS (definitions, importance in territorial studies)
- Construction phases of a GIS project
- Data models (raster and vector)
- Structure and basics of ArcGIS
- Add / import existing data, web-based maps services
- Digitize new features
- Creation of a map in ArcGIS and use of symbology
- Selection and queries
- Geo-referencing (historical maps, vertical photos, ...)
- Applications of cartography and GIS in territorial studies, with particular attention to local and participatory development (both in italian and international contexts)