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Course Name
Turkish Kutuplarda Mekânsal Veri ve Sistemler
English Spatial Data & Systems in Polar Regions
Course Code
KTB 502E Credit Lecture
Semester 2
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Himmet Karaman
Course Objectives This course aims
1. To introduce students to spatial concepts that are important in the polar projects and activities.
2. To lecture the concepts and principles of location and layout of points on the surface of the three-dimensional earth will be studied from both an historical and a modern technology perspective.
3. To solve the problem of converting the curved surface of the earth onto a plane map or computer screen.
4. To introduce modern measurement and positioning systems such as InSAR and GNSS.
5. To introduce the geodetic applications with using Remote sensing
6. To introduce the basics and types of GIS.
Course Description Geodesy concept and surveying techniques. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and its applications. Concept and usage areas of GIS. GIS Data types and data acquisition. Spatial analysis with GIS. Spatial data visualization. Map projections and datum in GIS.
Course Outcomes Student, who passed the course satisfactorily can:
1. Define the concept of surveying, sources and types of errors in surveying.
2. Understands the use of 3D locations.
3. Explains the concept of GNSS and defines the use of GNSS in various applications.
4. Explains the concept of Remote sensing and the its usage areas
5. Paraphrase the concept of GIS, defines the components and data types, choose the usage areas
Required Facilities
Other References 1. Kavanagh, B.F., “Geomatics”, Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2003
2. Hofmann-Wellenhof, B., Lichtenegger, H., Wasle, E., “GNSS--global navigation satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and more”, Wien: Springer, c2008
3. Gleason, S., Gebre-Egziabher, D., “GNSS applications and methods [electronic resource]”, Boston, Mass.: Artech House, c2009
4. ESRI, “GIS for building and managing infrastructure”, Redlands, Calif.: ESRI, c2010
5. Korte, G.B., “The GIS book”, Santa Fe, NM : OnWord Press, 1997
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