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GIS-865 Land Information System (LIS)
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Land Information System (LIS)
Course Code GIS-865
Credit Hours 3 (3+0)
Course Objectives The course will examine Cadastral information system which is a parcel-based land information system that manages all data that is directly or indirectly related to parcels or properties and their legal boundaries. Cadastral database provides parcel based information with large scale and highly accurate geospatial data.
Detail Content
  • Concept of Land and Land Administration
  • The Cadastral Concept, Cadastral Surveying and Mapping, Cadastral Systems in Developing Countries
  • Digital Cadastral Databases
  • Land Titling
  • Land Registration, Adverse Possession, Linkages Between Cadastre, Land Valuation & Planning
  • Methods of data collection, data refinement, data storage, data analysis and manipulation, data presentation, programming.
  • Identifying issues in Land Information Systems, data issues, software, hardware, standards, institutional issues, coordinate systems, data validation, and quality issues
  • Spatial Hierarchy applied to National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure for Pakistan
  • Economic Rationalism in managing spatial data infrastructure - the Pakistani experience
  • The Case Studies of LIS in various developed and underdeveloped countries.
Text/Ref Books
  • Peter Wyatt, Martin P. Ralphs, (2003), GIS in Land and Property Management’ Spon Press, 416 pages, ISBN: 0415240654
  • Nancy Von Meyer, (2004), GIS and Land Records,  ESRI Press, 150 pages, ISBN: 1589480775
  • National Research Council U.S. Panel on Multipurpose Cadstre, (1983), Procedures and Standards for a Multipurpose Cadastre,  Nat. Academy P, US, 173 pages, ISBN: 0309033438
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Ms Khunsa Fatima
MS (GIS and RS), Discipline: GIS and RS, Specialization: GIS and RS