Urban Geomatics and Analytics

 

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Title

Urban Geomatics and Analytics

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Credit Structure (L-T-P-C)

3-0-0-6

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Type of Course

(Institute/ Departmental)

+ (Core/ Elective/ …)

Department Elective

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Semester in which normally to be offered (Autumn/Spring)

Autumn

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Whether Full or Half Semester Course

Full

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Pre-requisite(s) if any (For the students) – specify course number(s)

Students must have the basic understanding of statistics & Probability. Prior exposure to GIS software will be preferable.

CE 605 – Applied Statistics

HS 801 – Statistical Methods or similar

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Course Content.                                             

 Contact faculty for details
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Texts/References

O’Sullivan, David and David J. Unwin (2010), Geographic Information Analysis, 2nd Edition, John Wily & Sons. s, Inc., Canada. ISBN-13: 9780470288573; ISBN-10: 0470288574de Smith, Michael J., Paul A. Longley and Michael F. Goodchild (2013), Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools, 4th Edition; Troubador Publishing Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781905886609; ISBN-10: 1905886608Fotheringham, A.S., Brundson, C., and M. Charlton (2003), Geographically Weighted Regression, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN-13: 9780471496168; ISBN-10: 0471496162Wang, Fahui (2006). Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. ISBN-13: 9780849327957; ISBN-10: 0849327954

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Name(s) of Instructor(s)

Dr. Ronita Bardhan. Assistant Professor, C-USE

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Name(s) of other Departments/ Academic Units to whom the course is relevant

CSRE, CTARA, Civil Engineering, IDP on Climate studies, CESE, CSE & SJSOM

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Is/Are there any course(s) in the same/ other academic unit(s) which is/ are equivalent to this course? If so, please give details.

No

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Justification/ Need for introducing the course

Solutions to complex problems in urban sciences and engineering are yielding effective results with integration of spatial information with aspatial  data. With technological advancement spatial data are becoming more available & important information sources in daily decision makings. Students interested in urban studies/ researches need to be adept in urban geomatics.

This course will enable students to

  • Integrate urban issues with geomatics / geographical information systems.

  • Select, apply and critically interpret appropriate spatial analytical techniques & methods

  • Examine, evaluate and assess alternative methods

  • Effectively communicate results of spatial analysis

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