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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
GIS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
AVP4064946, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2014)
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination GIS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/lauree-magistrali-agraria/scienze-e-tecnologie-agra
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2014)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO TAROLLI AGR/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other AGR/08 Agrarian Hydraulics and Hydraulic Forest Management 4.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
5 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
4 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
3 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
2 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
1 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: • Basic use of personal computer
• Basic knowledge of the Office Platform (Excel)
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the students with a specific learning opportunity in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in agriculture.
The aim of the course is to illustrate the features and functionality of the Geographic Information Systems, in particular of the spatial analysis functions that distinguish them from the more generic tools for cartographic mapping.
A further objective is the verification and evaluation of the databases required for a GIS.
The course presents the main functions of the platform ESRI ArcGIS 10.x ; the tool shown was chosen in relation to its large diffusion and presence for organizations and administrations at national and international level.
Examination methods: At the end of the course students are required to complete a practical examination to evaluate the acquired skills.
Assessment criteria: Correctness of the obtained results, knowledge of the procedures, quality of the work (work organization, organization of data, quality of presented outputs).
Course unit contents: The course will be divided into several modules that will develop both methodological and operational subjects referring to the following components :
• Introduction to GIS
• Available geographical data (public or proprietary)
• Overview of the ArcGIS platform and its component
• Introduction to cartography and geographic systems
• Practical session (coordinate systems)
• The vector data model
• Practical session (basic GIS applications with the use of a set of geographic dataset )
• Basic operations on vector data
• Practical session (managing attribute tables , charts creations , import external data, query tools and selection)
• Editing vector data
• Practical session (Creating layers, data management)
• The raster data model
• Practical session (raster data management)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching will be full immersion. The lectures will be organized into seminars and theoretical applications.
In the first part of the lesson the methodologies and operational activities necessary to the resolution of the topics covered will be presented, in the second part of the session the students will practically apply the acquired theoretical knowledge. The class is mainly dedicated to practices, with simulations of the covered topics.
Additional notes about suggested reading: At the end of each lesson the students receive a handout on the topics covered.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)