Environmental Geographic Information Systems

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΑ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΩΝ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ / Environmental Geographic Information Systems
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000185

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
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.
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. Practical Classes Familiarisation with ArcGIS. Familiarisation with the ArcGIS Desktop environment. Coordinate systems and Projection Systems. Georeferencing and digitization in ArcGIS. Creation, processing and analysis of spatial and descriptive data. Vector and raster analysis. Creation of maps.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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 Work25
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory 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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