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Syllabus ( CRP 516 )


   Basic information
Course title: Geographical Information Systems
Course code: CRP 516
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Arif Çağdaş AYDINOĞLU
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
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: Teaching data base systems, geographic database systems, Components of GIS, Data import and export methods
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Use data base systems, geographic database systems, Components of GIS

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
  2. Realize data import and export methods in GIS

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Laboratory exercise/exam
  3. Apply the geographic information systems to the urban and regional planning

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop integration and strategic/forward planning
    2. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: In terms of fundamental definitions
Week 2: definitions of data, information, geographic entity, database,
Week 3: information system and geographic information system.
Week 4: Geographic data: data, data source, geographic and definition data, , data source technical.
Week 5: Data storage technics and layers
Week 6: Geographical system design
Week 7: System analysis, system design and system application.
Week 8: Mid-term Exam
Week 9: Geographic database application
Week 10: Geographic database application
Week 11: Developing interface for GIS
Week 12: GIS application in Türkiye and in the world.
Week 13: Application
Week 14: Application
Week 15*: General review.
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials:
Recommended readings: Yomralıoğlu, T., Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri-Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar, 2000
Kendall, K. E.. Systems Analysis and Design, Prentice Hall, 2001
Concepts and Techniquues of Geograhic Information System, C.P. Lo Albert K. W. Yeung, 2002
MS Office Access, 2003
Arcview User Guide, 2002
Booch, G., Rumbaugh, J., Jacobswn, I., The Unified Modeling Language User Guide, Addison-Wesley, 1998
  * 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 50
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 13 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  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 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 7 10
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 2 6
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 2 6
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)