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Syllabus ( GEOD 654 )


   Basic information
Course title: Geo-Web Services and Interoperability
Course code: GEOD 654
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: Accessing real time data is becoming possible with Web-based GIS. The GIS user anywhere in the world can access GIS applications via electronic communication networks apart from any software-hardware, only using a web browser. In this course, geo-web services aim to deal with various technologies about presenting geo-data sets on the web environment or electronic communication network. To provide open exchange of data and applications between Geographic Information Systems, It is aimed to examine service standards of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for interoperability.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Grasp Web GIS concept and related technologies, review which technology is used for application development.

    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. 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
    5. Perceive the necessity of lifelong learning and attain this capability
    6. Effectively use national and international academic databases

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. Use Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards and geo-web services in working area.

    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 technical skills cencerning applications in the disipline by using modern tools, equipments and hardware of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    4. Develop an innovative method, approach, design and/or practice in Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    5. Independently carry out and report a project in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    6. Comprehend the impact of engineering practices at global and social point of view
    7. Effectively use national and international academic databases
    8. Gain capacity and effectively use computer softwares in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Consider requirements for the interoperability of geo-web services on the electronic network, build this in working area.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Gain skills for project planning and application and also abilities to analyse and interpret the results.
    2. Gain technical skills cencerning applications in the disipline by using modern tools, equipments and hardware of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    3. Develop an innovative method, approach, design and/or practice in Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    4. Independently carry out and report a project in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    5. Perceive the necessity of lifelong learning and attain this capability
    6. Effectively use national and international academic databases
    7. Gain capacity and effectively use computer softwares in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  4. Produce Web GIS application with web services for a thematic application area

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Gain skills to specify, model and solve engineering problems.
    2. Gain skills for project planning and application and also abilities to analyse and interpret the results.
    3. Gain technical skills cencerning applications in the disipline by using modern tools, equipments and hardware of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    4. Develop an innovative method, approach, design and/or practice in Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering.
    5. Independently carry out and report a project in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering
    6. Gain capacity and effectively use computer softwares in a special field of Geodetic and Photogrammetric Engineering

    Type of Assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Concept, evolution, and applications of Web GIS
Week 2: Technical basics, architecture, components, and thin-thick clients of the web technologies
Week 3: Concept, functions, types of geo-web services
Week 4: Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards for interoperability
Week 5: OGC web service standards- Web Map Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS), Web Coverage Services (WCS), etc.
Week 6: OGC data formats- Geography Markup Language (GML), Keyhole Markup Language, Geographic Really Simple Syndication (GeoRSS), etc.
Week 7: Structure of GML, making use of GML data on the web
Week 8: Concept, functions, and metadata catalogs of Geo-portals
Week 9: Midterm Exam
Week 10: Geo-data services in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
Week 11: Mobil GIS technology and applications
Week 12: Commercial and open-source GIS programs
Week 13: e-government applications in Web GIS
Week 14: e-business applications in Web GIS
Week 15*: Future trends in Web GIS- Public Participatory GIS, geotagging, sensor networks, Bulut CBS, etc.
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: ders slaytları ve notları / course slides and textbooks (hazırlayan / prepared by: A. Ç. Aydınoğlu)
Recommended readings: - Fu P., Sun J., 2011. Web GIS principles and Applications, ESRI Press, USA.
- Peng, Z.R., Hoboken, N.J., 2003. Internet GIS : distributed geographic information services for the internet and wireless networks, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., England.
- Open Geospatial Consortiums (OGC) standards, web: www.opengeospatial.net
- OGC, 2004. Geography Markup Language : foundation for the geo-web, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., England.
- Kraak, M.J., Brown, A., Web Cartography developments and prospects, Taylor and Francis Press, USA.


  * 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: 9 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 13 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: 7 10
Term project presentation: 3 2
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)