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Detalhe da Disciplina
Curso: Pós-Graduação em Sistemas de Informação Empresariais
Unidade curricular: Geographic Information Systems
Semestre: Outono
Número de créditos: 7,5
Marco Octávio Trindade Painho
 (Docente responsável)

Número de horas de aula por semana: 2.00
Objetivos da unidade curricular:
  • Know the main events and milestones related to GIS evolution and be aware of the challenges that tend to guide GIS future developments
  • Identify the main characteristics and properties of Geographic Information (GI)
  • Recognize the importance of geographic information at the present time
  • Understand the ways in which Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are being applied to different knowledge domains (environment, public heath, local and regional administration, marketing, transportation, civil defense, etc.)
  • Know and apply correctly a set of concepts, terms and definitions related to the use of geographic information and associated technologies
  • Understand the relations between Geographic Information Science (GI Science) and Geographic Information Systems and explore the continuum that separates/links the theoretical, technological and practical issues within the field
  • To identify the main components of Geographic Information Science.
  • To know the topics that integrate and delimitate GI Science research field.
  • To frame the main geographic problems in the context of GI Science's components
  • To explore the relations between different GI Science's components.
  • To understand GI Science's research priorities.
  • To recognize the main challenges associated with GI Science's different components.
  • To understand the key geographical information activities that can be enhanced through the use of geographic information system;
  • To recognize the main advantages on presenting a holistic model of a functional geographic information system;
  • To identify the four main functional components or subsystems of a geographic information system;
  • To understand the main challenges associated with the GIS data input component;
  • To know consistent methods for GIS data entry, update, deletion and retrieval;
  • To be familiar with a wide range of analytical operations available to GIS users;
  • To recognize the importance of applying well-known principles of map design during GIS outputs generation.
  • Review data manipulation and analysis capabilities within a GIS;
  • Be familiar with the relevant terms and major topics of spatial analysis and modeling;
  • Understand what different modeling means in the context of GIS;
  • Understand the main issues relating to geographic analysis and modeling methods;
  • Be familiar with the diversity of models and how they are being applied by current GIS applications;
  • Know how models of spatial form and models of spatial processes are represented and analyzed using GIS;
  • Recognize the applicability of different spatial analysis operations;
Requisitos de frequência:
Not applicable
Língua de ensino: Português/Inglês