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GIS 865 Land Information System (LIS)
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Land Information System (LIS)
Course Code GIS 865
Credit Hours 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
  1. Peter Wyatt, Martin P. Ralphs, (2003), GIS in Land and Property Management’ Spon Press, 416 pages, ISBN: 0415240654
  2. Nancy Von Meyer, (2004), GIS and Land Records, ESRI Press, 150 pages, ISBN: 1589480775
  3. 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 Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Ms Khunsa Fatima
Specialization: GIS & Remote Sensing