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GIS-872 Integrated Geo-Technologies
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Integrated Geo-Technologies
Course Code GIS-872
Credit Hours 3 (3+0)
Pre-Requisutes Core Courses
Course Objectives A Geo-spatial science is by far one of the most multidisciplinary domains, known today. It uses a variety of technologies, such as Remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Geolocation utilities such as GPS and its associated GNSS. This course therefore aims to introduce students to their integration and optimal use. By the end of this course the students will be able to successfully implement and optimize the use of these technologies to the best of their knowledge and ability.
Detail Content
  • Human computer interaction
  • The history of Geography and Geographic Information
  • Human attempts through cartography of effective information display
  • Human computer interaction and GI science
  • Human understanding of space
  • Human cognitive behaviour the psychophysiology of maps
  • Spatial cognition and computers
  • GIS and practicality: Matching maps to reality (geographic space)
  • Cartographic theory and principles
  • Principles and need of cartographic representation
  • Importance of projection and scales
  • Map as a propaganda or misleading entity
  • Generalization while keeping the information intact
  • Computer meditated communication
  • Social dynamics and group decision making
  • Computer supported collaborative work (CSCW)
  • Principles of collaborative GIS          
  • Framework
  • User-centred design
  • Principles of user-centred approach
  • Geospatial technologies and user-centred design
  • Participatory design
  • Usability engineering
  • Usability engineering and product development process
  • Understanding user requirements and needs
  • Application development
  • Usability engineering in research
  • Practicalities and technique
  • Application planning 
  • GIS interface complexity
  • Task analysis in GIS
  • Formalized analysis of GIS UI
  • User-experience
  • Workflow considerations       
  • Ontology in application planning
  • Practical cartography
  • Symbols scales and colours
  • Data classification in map making
  • Mapping conventions
  • Principles of human computer interaction
  • Theoretical elements of interaction
  • Basic elements of GUI
  • Guidelines for designing GIS UI
  • Evaluation and deployment
  • Evaluation - Usability to market efficiency
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Methodological consideration in usability evaluation           
  • Single user environments
  • Technological considerations
  • Understanding user context
  • Designing the desktop application
  • Mobile application development
  • Web-mapping application and Human computer interaction
  • Web-mapping a major part of integrated geo-technologies
  • Web-mapping design and HCI
  • Examples from the internet                
  • Examples from the field and industry
  • Geo-tools on the field
  • Field Surveying          
  • Hydrology
  • Health and education
  • Geo-tools in the industry
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry
  • Utility sector (Electricity and Gas supply)
  • Integrating and usability
  • GIS at the SSGS and KESC
Text/Ref Books
  • Introduction to Integrated Geo-information Management (Education) by SeppeCassettari (Editor) , Springer; 1st edition (October 4, 2013)
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Salman Atif

PhD, Paris Diderot
Discipline: Geography and Natural Environment
Specialization: Geography and Natural Environment