Saturday, June 13, 2015


Below listed are a few websites:

Reference books used to teach this course:

  1. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems - Heywood, Cornelius, Carver
  2. Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems 
  3. - C.P. Lo, Albert K.W. Yeung
  4. Textbook of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System - M. Anji Reddy
  5. Principles of Geographic Information Systems - An Introductory Textbook
  6. -Rolf A. de By, Martin C. Ellis, Yola Georgiadou, Richard A. Knippers, Menno-Jan Kraak, Mostafa M. Radwan, Yuxian Sun, Michael J. C. Weir, Cees J. van Westen, Wolfgang Kainz, Edmund J. Sides
  7. Geographic Information Science - Wolfgang Kainz
  8. How is the real world represented in GIS - Katy Bregazzi
  9. An Introduction to GIS - David J Buckley
  10. Coordinate systems and Map projections for GIS - D.H. Maling
  11. Remote Sensing and GIS - B. Bhatta
  12. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - Chang, Kang-Tsung
  13. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems - Michael De Mers
  14. Ten Practical Applications of Geographical Information Systems - Ian Allen
  15. Understanding Map Projections - Melita Kennedy
  16. Campbell JB, 2006. Introduction to Remote Sensing. New York: Guilford Press. 4th Ed
  17. Longley PA, Goodchild MF, Maguire DJ and Rhind DW, 2005. 
  18. Geographical Information Systems and Science. New York: Wiley. 2nd Edition
  19. Longley PA, Goodchild MF, Maguire DJ and Rhind DW (eds.), 1999. 
  20. Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications. New York: Wiley.
  21. Albrecht J, 2007. Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS. London : SAGE Publications.
  22. Chrisman N, 2001. Exploring Geographic Information Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 2nd Edition
  23. Jensen JR, 2004. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 3rd edition.
  24. Lillesand TM, Kiefer RW and Chipman JW, 2004. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. Chichester: Wiley. 5th edition.
  25. Richards JA and Jia X, 2006. Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis: An Introduction. Berlin: Springer. 4th edition.
Ian, Heywood, Cornelius
Bradley O. Parks


Asian Institute of Technology bootable CD of GIS - AIT-STAR CD

This list is by no means comprehensive and is only indicative.

GIS-Unit 3-Syllabus-OU

Data analysis and modelling: Spatial analysis, data retrieval query (SQL), Simple analysis, Record overlay, Vector data analysis, Raster data analysis, modelling in GIS, Digital Elevation Model, Cost and path analysis, knowledge based systems

GIS Analysis: Organizing data for analysis, Classification of GIS, analysis function, maintenance and analysis of spatial data, transformation, conflation, edge matching and editing. Maintenance and analysis of non spatial attribute data, editing and query functions.

GIS-Unit 2-Syllabus-OU

Data Entry, storage & maintenance: Data types, Spatial and non spatial (attribute) data, Data structure, Data format, point, line, vector-raster-polygon, - object structural model - filters and files, data in computer, keyboard entry, manual digitizing, scanner, remotely sensed data, existing digital data, cartographic database, digital elevation data, data compression

GIS - UNIT 1 syllabus - OU

Map, definitions, Representations - Point, Line, Polygon, Common Coordinate Systems, Map projections, Transformations, Coordinate system, Map analysis, History of development of GIS, Standard GIS packages.

Applications of GIS: Soil and water resources, agriculture, land use planning, geology and municipal applications, using GIS for making decisions under uncertainity.