CSVTU, B.E. VI Semester, CIVIL Engineering,GIS and Its Applications Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 6th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: GIS and Its Applications Code: 320637 (20)

Unit 1

Basic Concept of GIS

Introduction, Information systems, spatial and non-spatial information, Geographical concepts and

terminology, Advantages of GIS, Basic components of GIS, Commercially available GIS hardware and

software, organisation of data in GIS.

Unit 2

GIS Data

Input data, Field data, Statistical data, Maps, Aerial photographs, Satellite data, Points, lines and areas

features, Vector and Raster data, Advantages and Disadvantages, Data entry through keyboard, digitizers

and scanners, Digital data, GIS data formats and standards.

Unit 3

Data Management

Data Management, Data Base Management System (DBMS), Various data Models, Run – length encoding,

Quadtrees, Data Analysis – Data layers, analysis of spatial and non-spatial data, Data overlay and modelling,

smart features of DBMS.

Unit 4

Applications of GIS

Applications of GIS in Map Revision, Landuse, Agriculture, Forestry, Archaeology, Municipal, Geology, Water

Resources, Soil Erosion, Land suitability analysis, Change detection.

Unit 5

Case Study

A case study in GIS implementation, the consultant, the client, the initial applications, types of GIS analysis

used for case study.

Name of Text Books:

Introduction to Remote Sensing – Campbell, J.B. (The Guilford Press, London, 1986)

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems – Legg, C.A. (Ellis Horwood, London, 1992)

Name of Reference Books:

Principles of Geographic Information System for Land Resources Assessment – Burrough, P.A. (Monograph

on Soil Resources Survey No. 12, Claredon, Press, Oxford, 1988)

Remote Sensing in Hydrology – Engaman, E.T. and Gurney, R.J. (Chapman and Hall, London, 1991)

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