TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GIS

Second cycle degree in SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: DARIA QUATRIDA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested, besides those required by ESTEDE EMM
Examination methods: TD (50%):
Attending students (classes and Residential Seminar): Oral presentation and discussion of the Report (3000 words max.; submission deadline: 10 days before final exam) concerning issues arising from the Residential Seminar.
Non-attending students and students attending classes but NOT THE SEMINAR: Oral exam (closed books)

TD THROUGH GIS (50%):
- Two written exams during the lecture period (the exams will include both questionnaires and open questions) on the topics covered during the lessons (20% each exam and laboratory exercises 10%).
Course unit contents: TD
A) Lectures:
The theoretical approaches and concepts regarding the territorial dimensions of sustainable local development:
- territory,
- the metropolis form and deterritorialization,
- the three approaches to sustainable development: the functionalist approach or the theory of ecocompatibility; the environmentalist and biocentric approach; the territorialist approach,
- local self-sustainable development.
B) Fieldwork experience ONLY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES:
a practical experience of territorial development analysis. It consists of a 3-day Residential Seminar in the Po Delta (Ca’ Vendramin, Rovigo, 9-11 November 2017).

TD THROUGH GIS:
A) Lectures:
- Geographic coordinate systems for the Earth, datums, map projections
- Introduction to GIS data models and use (definitions, importance in territorial studies)
- Construction phases (i.e. workflow) of a GIS project
- Structure and basics of ArcGIS
- Add / import existing data, web-based map services
- Digitize new spatial features and their attributes
- Creation of a map in ArcGIS and the use of symbology
- Selection and queries
- Geo-referencing (historical maps, vertical photos, ...)
- Elements of geoprocessing tools
- Applications of cartography and GIS in territorial studies (both in italian and international contexts)
B) Computer Laboratory (GIS):
- practice of implementing the theoretical concept learned in lectures using modern GIS software.