Geographical Information Systems

Theoretical lectures:

01.-02. Introduction - Geoinformation Technologies [7.9 MB] October 8, 2012

03. Geodatabase [2.5 MB] October 22, 2012

04. Spatial operations - queries, measurement, buffering [2.1 MB] October 23, 2012

05. Spatial overlays [3.0 MB] October 30, 2012

06. Multi-criteria evaluation and map algebra [5.1 MB] November 6, 2012

07. Neighborhood operations [5.1 MB] November 27, 2012

08. Digital elevation modelling [6.2 MB] December 4, 2012

09. Coordinate systems and cartographical projections [3.6 MB] December 11, 2012

10. GIS Applications [5.8 MB] December 13, 2012

 

External links to other sources:

GIS Dictionary

Beyond Mapping III

Principles of Geographic Information Systems: an Introductory Textbook

Wiki GIS.com

Geospatial Revolution

 

Exercises:

1. Introduction to ArcGIS desktop

2. Georeferencing

3. Collection of vector data in ArcGIS

4. Attributes editing, creation and export of final maps

5. DEM - Digital Elevation Model

6. Attribute queries

7. Suitability Mapping using ArcGIS

8. Topographical and hydrological modeling

9. Friction distance and the best routes

10. Map algebra

11. Database queries

 

Old exercises in Idrisi software.

Short introduction to Using Idrisi [4.0 MB]

Compulsory exercises of Idrisi Selva Tutorial [10.0 MB]:

2-1: Cartographic Modeling

2-2: Database Query (ppt [0.3 MB])

2-3: Distance and Context Operators

2-5: Cost Distances and Least-Cost Pathways

2-6: Map Algebra

2-7: MCE: Criteria Development and the Boolean Approach

2-8: MCE: WLC

2-9: MCE: OWA

6-1: LCM:Projects and Change Analysis

 

UNITAR Workbooks

There are also UNITAR Workbooks freely available on the Clark Labs web pages. Each workbook is available to download in PDF format and includes a review paper and a set of exercises. The content of workbooks includes Applications in Forestry, Applications in Costal Zone Research and Management, GIS and Mountain Environments and Applications in Hazard Assesment and Management.