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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
AVP4060697, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination INTRODUCTION TO GIS
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCO PIROTTI AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 PIROTTI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
VETTORE ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
GUARNIERI ALBERTO (Supplente)
LINGUA EMANUELE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Course unit contents: Introduction to basic procedures in using a geographic information system (GIS) for data visualization and analysis - we will be using open source GIS software (QGIS).

The following topics will be discussed in practical labs:

1. data formats in vector and raster models
2. importing geographic datasets from different formats, file-based and geodatabases (Postgresql/PostGIS, SQLlite, Oracle)
3. exporting data to common raster and vector formats
4. thematization and color scales for raster and vector layers - data representation
5. geoprocessing of vector data
6. tabular and spatial joins
7. attribute queries, subsetting data from vectors
8. raster processing - raster calculator and other methods for deriving information from rasters, masking
9. rasterization of vector data using direct conversion or interpolation using TIN and IDW methods
10. layout for printing maps with map elements (legend, scale etc...)


Real data from projects will be used in the lab, to give a practical hands-on approach to the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)