TECHNOLOGIES FOR GEOINFORMATICS

Computer science TECHNOLOGIES FOR GEOINFORMATICS

0512100062
COMPUTER SCIENCE
EQF6
COMPUTER SCIENCE
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
648LESSONS
Objectives
THIS IS THE ONLY COURSE IN WHICH TOPICS RELATED TO (BIG) GEODATA AND THE INTERNET OF PLACES ARE ADDRESSED. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO PRESENT THE MOST CONSOLIDATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN THE VARIOUS DOMAINS IN WHICH THE ACQUIRED DATA HAS A SIGNIFICANT GEOGRAPHICAL COMPONENT, FROM CULTURAL HERITAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, FROM HEALTH TO LAND MANAGEMENT.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE ON METHODS AND TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE SPATIAL DATA AS A WHOLE, FROM MULTISOURCES ACQUISITION TO GEOREFERENCE, FROM MODELLING IN THEMATIC (RASTER AND VECTOR) LAYERS AND GEODATABASES TO QUERIES AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS FUNCTIONS TO EXTRACT KNOWLEDGE AND PRODUCE THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE:
MODELLING A GEODATABASE COMPLIANT WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND SPATIAL METADATA,
USING SOFTWARE TOOLS TO REALIZE FRONT-END (WEB) APPLICATIONS,
USING WEB GEOSERVICES AND GEOAPIS TO REALIZE GEOPORTALS.
Prerequisites
DATABASES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, OBJECT-ORIENTED PARADIGM AND A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE ARE CONSIDERED PREPARATORY COURSES.
Contents
THE COURSE INCLUDES BOTH LECTURES AND GUIDED EXERCISES IN THE LABORATORY, DURING WHICH THE STUDENTS DIRECTLY VERIFY, BY USING A SOFTWARE, WHAT THE TEACHER INTRODUCES DURING THE LESSON (WITH A LEARNING-BY-DOING APPROACH).
THE TOPICS COVERED AS CLASSES ARE:
INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL DATA AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION (2H)
DATA STRUCTURES AND MAIN FORMATS (4H)
CARTOGRAPHY: DATUM, PROJECTION SYSTEMS AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS (2H)
OPERATORS FOR RASTER DATA AND VECTOR DATA (4H)
SPATIAL ANALYSIS (4H)
WEB GIS AND WEB GEOSERVICES (2H)
THE TOPICS ADDRESSED AS LABORATORY ACTIVITIES ARE:
OVERVIEW OF THE MAIN CLIENT-SIDE WEBGIS TECHNOLOGIES (LEAFLET, GOOGLE MAPS API, GOOGLE EARTH ENGINE) (8H)
OPEN GEODATA (2H)
TECHNOLOGIES FOR EARTH OBSERVATION - THE COPERNICUS PROGRAM (4H)
OGC (OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM) SERVICES: WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, GEOAPI (4H)
USING GEOGRAPHIC DATA LIBRARIES IN PYTHON (8H)
GEODATABASES (4H)
Teaching Methods
TEACHING INCLUDES 48 HOURS OF LECTURES AND EXERCISES (6 CFU). IN PARTICULAR, 24 HOURS OF LECTURES (3 CFU) AND 24 HOURS OF GUIDED LABORATORY EXERCISES (3 CFUS) ARE PROVIDED.
LECTURES AND EXERCISES ARE COMPLEMENTED BY CASE STUDIES ANALYSIS CONCERNING TOPICS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST AND BASED ON INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. LABORATORY ACTIVITIES ARE USED TO REALIZE A PROJECT. THE USE OF AN OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE ALLOWS STUDENTS TO WORK BEYOND THE TIME OF ACCESS TO THE LABORATORY FOR INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS.
Verification of learning
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE IS CERTIFIED BY PASSING AN EVALUATION EXAM. THE EXAM CONSISTS IN THE DEFENCE OF A GIVEN PROFESSIONAL PROJECT IMPLEMENTED BY A TEAM OF STUDENTS, AND AN ORAL EXAM. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT IS PRELIMINARY TO THE ORAL TEST AND ITS GOAL IS TO IMPLEMENT AN APPLICATION TO MANAGE GEOSPATIAL DATA. ORAL EXAMINATION IS MEANT TO EVALUATE THE PROJECT AND TO ASSESS THE GAINED KNOWLEDGE. THE EVALUATION CRITERIA INCLUDE THE COMPLETENESS AND THE CORRECTNESS OF THE PROJECT DOCUMENTATION, OF THE REALIZED ARTEFACTS, TOGETHER WITH THE FLUENCY AND THE CLARITY OF PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE CONTENTS.
THE RESULT OF THE ORAL EXAM AND THE PROJECT DISCUSSION CONTRIBUTE TO THE FORMULATION OF FINAL VOTE WITH WEIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 40% AND 60% RESPECTIVELY.
Texts
HANDOUTS AND TEXTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
HANDBOOKS
More Information
FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE REQUIRED AT TEACHER'S EMAIL AND FOUND AT E-LEARNING PLATFORM FROM THE DIPARTIMENTO DI INFORMATICA
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