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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code ESG612
Subject Title Geographic Information System


Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) - Hardware, Software, Data types and models-Spatial data quality, Thematic maps, Symbolization, Scale and generalization - Co-ordinate systems, Map projections and visualization - Input / output techniques in GIS (spatial and non-spatial), Editing, Topology, Database structure - Analysis: spatial, network analysis, optimization of path, time and cost, Routing and events, Facility location, Interpolation methods, Digital elevation model, Surface analysis -Geovisualization - Decision support systems, OpenGIS, WebGIS, Enterprise GIS - Planning, Designing and Implementation, National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI),Future trends

Text Books
  1. Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems by Lo C.P. and Yeung A.K.W., (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall, 2006.
  2. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems by Kang-Tsung Chang, McGraw Hill Publishers.
  3. Principles of Geographical Information Systems by Burrough P.A. and McDonnell R.A.,  Oxford University Press, 1998.
  4. Geographic Information Systems and Science by Paul A. Longley, Michael F. Goodchild, David J. Maguire, David W. Rhind, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  5. The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, Wilson J. (Ed), Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.

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