Geographic Information Systems - Geospatial analysis

Course Information
TitleΓεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών-Γεωχωρική Ανάλυση / Geographic Information Systems - Geospatial analysis
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019452

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 48
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • Collect and enter data into a GIS. • To georeference and digitize a map. • To select the proper spatial reference system. • To combine and analyse different thematic layers of spatial information. • To create thematic maps. • To apply basic spatial analysis processes.
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)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Basic spatial analysis concepts. Geographic data formats and structure (definitions, advantages/disadvantages of managing and converting between different data types). Collection, sources and import of spatial data in a GIS environment (analysis of different collection techniques for obtaining primary and secondary data, ways of importing into GIS). Global Positioning Satellite System. Geodetic reference systems and cartographic projections (basic concepts of the geometry of the Earth's sphere, spatial coordinate systems, description and properties of major cartographic projections, projection transformations). Geographical databases (basic concepts of databases, GIS systems and management, data and table associations, creation of topology in a geodatabase). Spatial analysis of vector data (analysis of the conversion of data into meaningful spatial information, basic spatial operations for vector data models, performing spatial queries, pre-analysis procedures). Processing and analysis of mosaic data (management of elevation models and extraction of relief information, zonal statistics). Spatial modelling – Spatial interpolation (types of models, deterministic and stochastic models, concepts and methods of spatial interpolation in continuous surface distributions). Introduction to Cartography – Basic principles of map composition. Searching geospatial data on the internet. Modern trends in the field of GIS. GIS applications in forestry (presentation of important applications of GIS in ecological tasks and multi-purpose forestry, e.g., geodata in forest inventory, fire planning). GIS in environmental management decision-making and the protection and development of the natural environment. The practical training is carried out using specialized GIS software and, in particular, the free and open-source software QGIS.
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 Work180.6
Reading Assigment240.8
Written assigments70.52.4
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 (2017), Γεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών και Ανάλυση Χώρου, Εκδόσεις ΔΙΣΙΓΜΑ ΙΚΕ, ISBN: 978-618-524-211-4, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77111885.
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