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Syllabus ( GEOD 651 )


   Basic information
Course title: Urban Information Systems
Course code: GEOD 651
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Arif Çağdaş AYDINOĞLU
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2014, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Smart city solutions that aim to solve urban problems and to improve the quality of living are gaining importance for effective management of constantly growing and crowded cities. Urban GIS, urban-based applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), makes integration of data with information technology and decion-making based on real-time information possible. In this course, in urban services such as e-municipality especially, zoning, transportation, environment, infrastructure, security, and energy; it is aimed to determine technology, policy, and data infrastructure components of Urban GIS to support decision making processes.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate required components to build urban GIS; review software, hardware, data, method, and personnel components

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Gain skills for project planning and application and also abilities to analyse and interpret the results.
    2. Develop an innovative method, approach, design and/or practice in Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    3. Gain skills to drive multi discipliner teamwork

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. Contribution to Program Outcomes

    Type of Assessment

  3. Review Urban GIS related works such as zoning, planning, income, and environment in e-municipality.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and apply advanced concepts of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    2. Gain skills to specify, model and solve engineering problems.
    3. Gain skills for project planning and application and also abilities to analyse and interpret the results.
    4. Comprehend the impact of engineering practices at global and social point of view
    5. Perceive the necessity of lifelong learning and attain this capability
    6. Gain skills for effective verbal and written communication.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  4. Know Urban GIS related legislation, analyze this legislation to build and implement Urban GIS

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and apply advanced concepts of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    2. Gain skills to specify, model and solve engineering problems.
    3. Gain skills for project planning and application and also abilities to analyse and interpret the results.
    4. Comprehend the impact of engineering practices at global and social point of view
    5. Develop an understanding of professional and ethic responsibilities

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Smart cities and urban management concept
Week 2: Outline of information technologies for urban life and Introduction to Urban GIS environment
Week 3: Concept, components, and functions of Urban GIS
Week 4: Large-scale maps, zoning plans, base and thematic maps that can be used in urban applications
Week 5: Examining successful Urban GIS applications from Turkey and the world
Week 6: Urban GIS management and administrative structure in local governments
Week 7: Urban GIS legislation and defined works
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: Urban GIS design and geo-database models
Week 10: Spatial address registration system and numbering applications
Week 11: Work processes of zoning-planning and surveying in Urban GIS
Week 12: Work processes of income, social, and economy in Urban GIS
Week 13: The management of linear engineering structures like transportation and infrastructure services in Urban GIS
Week 14: Environment and security applications in Urban GIS
Week 15*: The use of advanced technologies such as web and mobile applications, sensors, kiosks, smart counter and signaling for smart city management
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: ders slaytları ve notları / course slides and textbooks (Hazırlayan / Prepared by: A.Ç. AYDINOĞLU)
Recommended readings: - Tomlinson, R., 2007. Thinking About GIS: GIS Planning for Managers, Redlands, USA, ISBN 978-1-58948-158-9.
- Nyerges, T. and Jankowski, P., 2010. Regional and Urban GIS: A Decision Support Approach, The Guilford Press, New York, ISBN 978-1-60623-336-8.
- Maantay, J. and Ziegler, J., 2006. GIS for Urban Environment, ESRI Press, Redlands, California, USA, ISBN-10-1-58948-082-1.
- Jensen, R., Gatrell, J. and McLean, D., 2005. Geo-spatial Technologies in Urban Environments, Springer, Berlin, ISBN 3-540-22263-4.
- Cerrata, M., Concilio, G. and Monno, V., 2009. Making Strategies in Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Values: Urban and Landscape Perspective, Springer, London, ISBN 978-90-481-3105-1.
- T.C. Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı Kent Bilgi Sistemleri Standartlarının Belirlenmesi
Web: http://www.csb.gov.tr/projeler/kbs/
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Type of Assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 12 20
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 15
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 6 12
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 5 2
Mid-term: 1 2
Personal studies for final exam: 6 2
Final exam: 1 3
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)