Environmental Geographic Information Systems

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΑ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΩΝ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ / Environmental Geographic Information Systems
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000458

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
- To collect and add data into a GIS. - To georeference and digitize maps. - To define the appropriate coordinate system. - To combine and analyse different thematic layers of spatial information. - To create thematic maps useful in decision making. - To apply spatial interpolation techniques. - To publish on-line thematic maps.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theory Introductory concepts . Collection and import of spatial data in a GIS . Geographic coordinate system and map projections. Projection Systems. Types of spatial data in a GIS . Geographical Databases. Working with tables. Spatial Analysis. On-line GIS (Web GIS) and Cloud GIS. Spatial Statistics. Multi-criteria analysis in a GIS environment. Decision making in the management, protection and development of the environment. GIS applications (natural environment, urban environment , land registry, etc . Benefits of using GIS. Practical Classes Familiarisation with ArcGIS. Familiarisation with the ArcGIS Desktop environment. Coordinate systems and Projection Systems. Digitization in ArcGIS and georeferencing. Creation, processing and analysis of spatial and descriptive data. Vector and raster analysis. Creation of maps. Multi-criteria analysis in a GIS environment.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work802.9
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κουτσόπουλος Κωστής Χ., 2002, Γεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών και Ανάλυση Χώρου, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, ISBN:960-7530-20-9 Συλλαίος Ν., Γήτας Ι., Συλλαίος Γ., 2007, Εισαγωγή στα γεωγραφικά συστήματα πληροφοριών και στην τηλεπισκόπηση, Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη,ISBN:978-960-6700-12-5
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