IIT Kharagpur crop production technology syllabus

IIT Kharagpur crop production technology syllabus



GIS Principles & Applications

3 – 0 – 0 : 3 Credits Prerequsites: None

GIS: Definition, importance, contributing disciplines, major areas of practical


Map and Map Analysis: Types, characteristics and scale, use of maps,

automated and computer assisted cartography, comparison between maps

and GIS.

Raster GIS: Data model, creating raster, cell values, map layers, examples

of raster GIS, local operations, operations on neighborhood, extended

neighborhood, and zones.

Vector GIS: Data model, database creation, adding attributes, example

analysis using vector GIS, Query, reclassify, merge and dissolve operations,

comparison between raster and vector GIS.

General Coordinate System: Cartesian, polar and global coordinate systems.

Map Projections and Transformation: Distortion properties, geometric

analogy and UTM, scaling, rotation and complex transformations.

Discrete Georeferencing: Introduction and issues.

Spatial Database Development: Fundamental database elements, database

design, and procedure for vector database design.

Spatial Analysis in Vector GIS: Buffering, overlaying, merge, update,


Accuracy and Errors: Sources and classification of errors, accuracy

standards. GIS Software: Features of different available software (Arc/Info, ArcView,


Application of GIS: irrigation planning, soil loss estimation, watershed

mangement and hydrological modeling.

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