Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Geo Informatics

Prerequisites: Surveying-II

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To acquaint with state-of-the-art Geo-informatics and its diverse applications in engineering.
Course Outline:
Introduction to Geoinformatics Resources of information; photogrammetric surveying, Satellite System, Aerial and Satellite photogrammetry.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Fundamentals of GIS, Spatial Data types and acquiring consideration. Data models and structures. Coordinate System, Datum and map projection and their transformation. Attribute-based operation, Introduction to Spatial Analysis.

Remote Sensing (RS): Basic Concepts. Physicals basis of Remote Sensing , Earth Resources Satellites/ Platforms, Sensors, Types of Resolutions, Georeferencing, Image Processing Techniques. Classification.

Global Positioning System (GPS): Navigational Satellites, Positioning Systems (GLONASS,GPS & Galileo), Fundamentals and Elements of GPS, System Operation & Characteristics, Errors and Atmospheric effects. Differential GPS (DGPS).

Field and Laboratory Work: Training on GPS instruments based surveys, Integration GPS data in GIS. Exercises on Image processing software and recent GIS software. Demonstration on RS / GIS applications in engineering disciplines.

Lab Outline:

The Design work and/or experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the Laboratory/Design class.

Recommended Books: 
1.   Michael Kennedy (2002), The Global Positioning System and GIS: An ntroduct2nd Edition, Taylor & Frances, New York, ISBN-0-415-28608-5
2.   Thomas, M. Lillesand & Ralph W . Kiefer (2005), Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
3.   Clarke, K.(2004) Getting Started with Geographic Information System, Prentices    Hall, New York, Second Edition ISBN-1879102897
4. Chang, K. T., Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill Higher Education