Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

GGE4423Advanced Geographic Information Systems 5 ch (3C 3L)

Mapping concepts and Geographic Data Management and Analysis: (a)Mapping concepts: colour and visual perception, map symbols, cartographic generalization and multiple representation, map projections and spatial reference systems, representation of the terrain (DEM/DTM), map design and interactive visualization; (b) Geographic Data Management and Analysis: database design theory, conceptual models (entity relationship model, UML), logical models (relational, object and object relational model), physical models, spatial index structures, algorithms for analysis of geographic data, introduction to XML and XML-based languages for GIS, geographic data integration and sharing (GI standards). 

Prerequisite: GGE 2423 or GGE 3423 or permission of the instructor.