Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Kaimaris
Course ID20002273

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 176
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to take the course • understand the theoretical axes and basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial and descriptive data, parts of a GIS, spatial phenomena and methodologies and techniques for modeling and rendering spatial phenomena, spatial relationships, spatial relations , etc. • link theory to practice through the use of GIS software • are trained in the software structures of a GIS. • trained in database creation tools and spatial data analysis. • are trained in solving spatial problems with the help of software.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to basic concepts of GIS. GIS Historical development. GIS Basic procedures and components. Data collection. Spatial phenomena, properties, methodologies and technical performance of spatial phenomena. Spatial relationships (topology, Geometric Characteristics of Phenomena, Properties). Forms of spatial phenomena (Vector, Mosaic). Methods of descriptive data. Digital Elevation Models. Three-dimensional terrain model creation. Networks analysis. The use of GIS in relatives sciences with particular reference to the spatial development, spatial and urban planning. GIS organization and selection methods. GIS practical application in Department disciplines.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
The teaching of the theory is carried out in the halls of the Department, utilizing electronic teaching / presentation. The laboratory exercises conducted in the islets of Computer Department, utilizing both GIS software, and electronic teaching / presentation. Detailed information and data provided in the course blackboard. It is also a communication tool with students (announcements, etc.).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work20
Reading Assigment55
Student Assessment
The examination is initially in the classroom (theory) and then in the laboratories of the Department (lab exercises), after the completion of 13 weeks of instruction. The examination is performed in Theory and laboratory exercises. Specifically, in the laboratories of the Department, students are asked to solve exercises, which are similar to the exercises taught during the semester. The theory exam is 60%, and the examination in the laboratory for 40% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Συστήματα Γεωγραφικών Πληροφοριών-Θεωρητική προσέγγιση και εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις. ISBN: 978-960-9717-16-8. Συγγραφέας: Δημήτριος Ε. Καϊμάρης, Νικόλαος Καρανικόλας. Εισαγωγή στα συστήματα γεωγραφικών πληροφοριών ArcGIS/ArcView. ISBN: 960-351-721-6. Συγγραφέας: Ζήσου, Αντώνιος Κ., Εκδόσεις: Σταμούλη Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Ασκήσεις και δεδομένα σε ψηφιακή μορφή στο blackboad.
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