COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Natural Resource Management * TYP   356 6 2 2.5 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. Mahmut ÇETİN
Instructors
Prof. Dr.MAHMUT ÇETİN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To analyse spatial or geographical data sets; to produce alternative projects in the management of environmental and natural resources throug utilising geographical information technologies.
Content
Fundamentals of cartography; common projection systems and rectification; global posistionimng systems (GPS) and data acquisition; basics of Geographic information systems (GIS), GIS Analysis Functions and Operations for spatial data management and analysis, GIS data types and structure; commercail and public domain GIS Software; GIS data integration; GIS Analysis Functions and Operations: Spatial Data Capture and Maintenance, Geometrics and Measurements, Spatial and Aspatial Queries; Classification, Neighborhood Operations, Spatial Arrangement and Connectivity Functions, Surface Operations, Overlays and Map Algebra, Spatial Statistics, Image Processing. Some application in resources engineering, environmental science, drainage, soil salinity, and related disciplines.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
2
Developes and implements strategies for wastewater, drainage water, runoff water such as treated waste water re-use of non-conventional water without adversely affecting the environment, makes laboratory analysis about saline alkali soils and water suita
3
Prepares project about soil and water structures, animal houses, storage structures and crop production structures. Analyzes in terms of static and strength. Determines the properties of materials used in construction and makes the relevant tests.
X
4
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
X
5
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
X
6
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
X
7
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
8
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
X
9
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
X
10
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
X
11
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
X
12
Works independently and takes responsibility
X
13
Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches,and acquires the skill of analyzing and interpreting the complex issiues occured during this process .
X
14
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
X
15
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
X
16
Developes projects to protect natural resources like water,and offers the benefit to society, using the information of basic engineering, basic agricultural engineering and agricultural structures and irrigation engineering .
X
17
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Basics of mapping: Map, scale and projections. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
2 Geo-referenced data, global positioning systems (GPS), geographical rectification. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
3 Global positioning systems (GPS): Data acquisition fromGPS, system settings, usage and data transfer techniques. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
4 Definition of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), purpose and applicatiins to natural resource management issues. GIS Analysis Functions and Operations. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
5 Components of GIS Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
6 Structure of GIS and GIS design. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
7 Data, data structure and data formats in GIS. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
8 Commercial and public domain GIS Software: Features and challebnging issues. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
9 ArcGIS/ArcView software and its usage Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
10 Mid-term exam Study all the relevant subjects for mid-term exam
11 Data integration in GIS, data visualisation and output. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
12 Data integration in GIS, data visualisation and output (continued) Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
13 Basic GIS Analysis Functions and Operations: Geographical querry Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
14 Basic GIS Analysis Functions and Operations: Spatial analyssi, network analysis, digital terrain analysis, measuring and counting. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
15 Applications to hydrology, water resources, groundwater, soil salinity and relevant issues. Sections from different chapters relevant to the subject
16-17 Final exam Study all the relevant subjects for final exam

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