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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESG661
Subject Title Advanced GIS


Data types and models – Input / output techniques in GIS (spatial and non-spatial) – editing –Topology – database structure – Spatial analysis of vector and raster data models – Network analysis, optimization of path, time and cost, routing and events, facility location, hydrological analysis –interpolation methods  – multidimensional (MD) data -  spatial representation of data -  object hierarchy -  MD  structure: k-d tree, Point quadtree  – construction and dynamic & kinetic data structure -  topology of 3D data – terrain data acquisition and input – interpolation and transformation algorithms - 3D attribute data acquisition, source of data: field base, airborne, satellite, microwave and LiDAR - data input, editing, management – surface analysis - advantages and disadvantages of 3D and 4D – 4D / 5D representation - visualization - applications: emergency response, shadow analysis, urban development, infrastructure development and management, transportation and communication, Utilities modeling, virtual cities–Decision support systems, expert systems – WebGIS - Enterprise GIS-National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Text Books
  1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems by Chang, K. (5th Ed.), McGraw Hill.
  2. Geographic Information Systems and Science by Paul A. Longley, Michael F. Goodchild, David J. Maguire, David W. Rhind, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  3. GIS: A Computational Perspective by Worboys and Duckham, CRC Press,2004.
  4. Spatial Data Modelling for 3D GIS, Abdul-Rahman, Alias, Pilouk, and Morakot, Springer,2008.
  5. Foundations of Multidimensional and Metric Data Structures by HananSamet, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2006.
  6. Multi Dimensional Geographic Information Science, Raper, J. Taylor and Francis, 2000.
  7. Spatial Tesselations – Concepts and Applications of Voronoi Diagrams (2ndEd.) by  Okabe, A., Boots, B., Sugihara, K. and Chiu, S. N., John Wiley and Sons, 2000.

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