The course aims to: make known the territorial information systems showing their usefulness in concrete applications of environmental and territorial nature, to develop the student's ability to apply an engineering approach to problem solving. To this end, approximately 50% of the teaching hours are spent on laboratory activities.
Specifically at the end of the activities the student is asked to provide proof of:
- know the characteristics and peculiarities of spatial data, including acquisition techniques and their tolerances, with particular reference to Digital Land Models and Orthophotos;
- know the geodetic-cartographic reference systems (SdR), in which these data are expressed and what are the limits of use of the transformation parameters stored in the GIS;
- know how to associate the SdR and/or the cartographic representation to the data;
- know how to import, export and convert data in raster and vector format between SdR and different cartographic projections;
- know the characteristics of the vector and raster data structures and the information needed for their georeferencing;
- know the techniques of spatial interpolation and georeferencing of raster data;
- know the basic concepts of databases and their query;
- be able to conduct spatial and attribute queries using the search tools implemented in GIS;
- be able to schematize a problem and identify the most appropriate GIS tools to solve it;
- know a significant spectrum of basic GIS applications in civil and environmental engineering.