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
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,
IDRISI, GRASS, etc)
Application of GIS: irrigation planning, soil loss estimation, watershed
mangement and hydrological modeling.