Distance - Geospatial Information Systems (18-Geom-A7)

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Course Description:

18-Geom-A7 Geospatial Information Systems
Design and implementation of geospatial information systems (GIS) and their role in digital mapping and spatial data management including: concept of information and GIS; spatial data management systems; georeferencing; spatial data modelling; spatial representation; geoprocessing; input/output operations; file storage; database management systems and distributed processing. Techniques involved in project specification, design and implementation and the selection of computer hardware and software for GIS. GIS data models and structures. Spatial indexing. Algorithms for data manipulation, transformation. Spatial analysis and visualization. Strategies and steps on GIS design and implementation. Data standards and metadata management. Concepts of data fusion and interoperability, including internetbased handling of spatial data and web-based geo-information services.
Recommended Text(s):
  • Longley, P.A., M.F. Goodchild, D.J. Maguire, and D.W. Rhind, Geographic Information Systems and Science. Wiley Ed. ISBN 0‐471‐89275‐0, 2001.
  • Date, C.J., Introduction to Database Systems. 8th edition. Addison‐Wesley, Reading Mass., 2003. ISBN: 0321197844.
  • Groot R. and J. McLaughlin, (eds) Geospatial data infrastructure: concepts, cases, and good practice. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Monmonier, M.S., Computer Assisted Cartography: Principles and Prospects. Prentice Hall, 1982.
  • Keates J.S., Cartographic Design and Production. 2nd edition. Halsted Press, 1989.
  • Robinson, A.H. et al., Elements of Cartography. 6th edition. John Wiley and Sons, 1995. ISBN 0471555797.
  • Maling, D.H., Coordinate Systems and Map Projections. 2nd edition. George Philip and Son Ltd., London, 1992. ISBN 0080372341.
  • Molenaar M., An introduction to the theory of spatial object modelling for GIS. Taylor & Francis, 1998.
  • Burrough P.A. and R.A. McDonnell, Principles of geographical information systems. University Press, 1997.
  • Kraak M.‐J. and F. Ferjan Ormeling, Cartography: visualization of spatial data. Longman, 1996.
  • Green D. and T. Bossomaier, Online GIS and spatial metadata. Taylor & Francis, 2002.
  • Aronoff S., Geographic information systems: a management perspective. WDL Publications, 1989.
  • Goodchild M. and R. Jeansoulin (eds) Data quality in geographic information: from error to uncertainty. Hermès, 1998.
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
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The distance education program works as follows:

  • Each course is 8-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet. In addition, you will receive practice problems and assignments very similar to the associations' past exams.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.
  • Upon completion of the assignments, you will be sent a final exam. It is recommended that you try to simulate the actual exam conditions (i.e., no aids and a time limit) when writing it. You will then submit this final exam for review and marking.
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments. Please remember that each course has 8-12 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted and a set date to submit the final exam. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.
Technical Exam Preparation Program –Distance Education (via the Internet)

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Our courses syllabi are based on the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) - Engineers Canada curriculum. Each course is an interactive program that you can complete over the internet right from your computer, with the option of two-way live video or audio. (minimum system requirements needed)

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