code AR529
credit_hours 2
title Computer Applications in Urban Planning (G.I.S.)
arbic title -
prequisites AR283 + AR441
credit hours 2
Description/Outcomes This course is addressed to students who have no previous experience with computer-based geographic information handling but who need to learn GIS and desktop mapping technology. It introduces the fundamental concepts and structure of Geographic Information Systems, in the context of other related disciplines such as cartography, remote sensing and urban planning.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives • Cover basic GIS concepts such as map characteristics and projects, spatial data models, relational databases, and spatial analysis. rn• Explore sources of data, data quality and database management. rn• Approach GIS from an interdisciplinary perspective, including data, examples, and problems. rn• Implement and manage GIS projects. rn
arabic objectives
ref. books • DEMERS, Michael N., Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Wiley, New York. 1997.rn• ESRI, Getting to Know Arc View GIS, 2nd Ed, 1997.rn• ERSI, Understanding GIS, the Arc/Info Method, Environmental Systems Research Institute, New York, 1998.rn• Menno-Jan Kraak and Ferjan Ormeling. Cartography: Visualization of Geospatial Data, 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall, 2003. rn• Ian Heywood, Sarah Cornelius and Steve Carver. An introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Prentice Hall, 2002.
arabic ref. books
textbook N/A
arabic textbook
objective set
content set
course file 46_AR529_Computer Application In Urban Planning (G.I.S).pdf
Course Content
content serial Description
1 Overview of Geographic Information System
2 Maps and Map Projection
3 Coordinate System
4 Spatial Data Model
5 Data Quality and Sources
6 Input and Output
7 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
8 Database Concept 1
9 Database Concept 2
10 Spatial Analysis
11 Making and Producing Maps
12 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
13 Implementation
14 The Future of GIS
15 Revision.