The course aims to illustrate the basics of the disciplines of survey in its theoretical and practical aspects. Will be provided the basic elements for the reading topographic maps, and the georeferenced data management in GIS systems, tool for analysis, processing and querying of spatial reference data. Also provided are "practical" lessons of surveying instruments.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will acquire the technical and theoretical competence for the use of the classical surveying instruments, such: theodolite, EDM and optical level often used in archaeological and cultural heritage surveys; basic elementary skills in data management georeferenced and treated with GIS techniques.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Introduction to Geographic Information System: hardware, software component. The data representation in GIS raster and vector, implementation strategy and format exchange. Database management system in GIS. The relational model and relational algebra used in GIS for management the non-spatial data: acquisition, elaboration and storage. The query used to capture, store, analyse and manage data in GIS.
Prerequisites for admission
To feel comfortable in this course it would be preferable to be familiar with elementary geometry concepts and basic knowledge of computer. Anyway, there are no obligatory prerequisites. Attendance at lectures/exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures, and exercises with topographic instruments: total station, EDM, Level.
Slides published in class and QGIS open source program and user and technical manuals. Educational material on the teacher's website.