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Syllabus ( GEOD 652 )


   Basic information
Course title: Sustainable Land Management
Course code: GEOD 652
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Arif Çağdaş AYDINOĞLU
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2015, 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: Global changing dynamics such as sustainable development, globalization, economic reforms and technology requires new land administration infrastructures and tools. Land management, one of these tools, provides using land resources more effectively. Effective land management needs land information e.g. information about land resource location, size, land capacity, land tenure and land use. The Cadastre is the primary means of providing information about land. In this course context, current approaches to land administration process will be described, setting and developing of land management systems be thought. Land Information System (LIS), one of the major application areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), basically subjects parcel-based land administration operations for land ownerships. The aim of this course is to develop the capabilities of the basic functions of LIS using GIS to implement processes to enhance institutional capacity building.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Recognise legislation about land management, define legislation that can be used in the law of land tenure.

    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. Grasp how cadastre is implemented in Turkey and the world while land tenure and cadastre is developing.

    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
  3. Understand Land Ownership and Cadastre Information Systems, analyse the progress of building Land Information Systems (LIS), deficiencies, and requirements.

    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. Perceive the necessity of lifelong learning and attain this capability
    4. Gain skills for effective verbal and written communication.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  4. Examine current situation on land management, define solutions in view of technical, legal, and administrative approaches.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Gain skills to specify, model and solve engineering problems.
    2. Develop an innovative method, approach, design and/or practice in Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    3. Independently carry out and report a project in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    4. Comprehend the impact of engineering practices at global and social point of view

    Type of Assessment

    1. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to Land Management. Land-man relations and basic concepts in land-use process.
Week 2: Land use policies in the world and Turkey. Land management in urban and rural areas
Week 3: Evaluation of land as a resource, with respect to economical, social and environmental aspects
Week 4: Land tenure concept and property management. Rules of 3R. Land rights, responsibility, and land restrictions
Week 5: Cadastre in the world. Development of multi-purpose cadastre and approaches to cadastral systems
Week 6: Development process, scope, and components of Land Ownership and Cadastre Information Systems (TAKBIS)
Week 7: Land management applications in public institutions
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: Development of information technology and their effects on land management. An introduction to Land Information Systems (LIS)
Week 10: LIS basic concepts and functions
Week 11: Policy requirements and strategic development for a sustainable land management
Week 12: Establishing a LIS, system maintenance, and organizational approaches
Week 13: Technical requirements for urban and rural land management
Week 14: Issues and problem solving approaches in land management at national level
Week 15*: LIS applications and case studies
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials:
Recommended readings: - Dale, P., McLaughlin, J.D., 2003. Land Administration. Oxford Press. ISBN 0- 19-823390-6.
- Williamson, I., Enemark, S., Wallace, S., Rajabifard, A., 2009. Land Administration for Sustainable Development, ESRI Press, ISBN 9781589480414, USA.
- Meyer, N., 2004. GIS and Land Records, ESRI Press, ISBN 1-58948-077-3, USA.
- Yomralıoğlu, T., 1993. A Nominal Asset Value-Based Approach for Land Readjustment and Its Implementation Using GIS, PhD Thesis, Department of Surveying, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, s.1-327, England.
- Wyatt, P. and Ralphs, M., 2007. GIS in Land and Property Management, 2nd ed., Spon Press, London, ISBN 0-415-24065-4.
  * 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)