Geographic Information System Syllabus - BCIS (PU)

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Course Description

This course all related to geographic system of world.

Unit Contents

Unit I: Introduction and orientation to geographic world issues             4 Hours

Course overview; teaching philosophy; logistic, Nature of geographic phenomenon; asking spatial questions. Human cognitive aspect of geographic world

Unit II: Introduction to Geographic Information System                        4 hours

Definition and functional components of GIS, Evolution of GIS in relation to computational and communication technology, GIS application areas

Unit III: Geospatial Web 2.0 (i.e. GeoWeb)                                               9 Hours

Introduction to Geospatial Web 2.0, Navigating Geospatial Web 2.0 communities and tools, Geographic information mash-up, Geospatial Web 2.0 and its societal applications, Challenges and opportunities of Geospatial Web 2.0

Unit IV: Fundamental concepts for GIS                                                    9 Hours

Modeling and representing geographic situation, GIS database design, Vector data model, Raster data model, Reference systems, Map and map scale, Spatial analysis and visualization

Unit V: Data acquisition techniques                                                           12 Hours

Introduction to primary and secondary spatial data capture techniques, Concepts of ground survey, Global positioning system (GPS), Overview of Remote sensing and its applications, Elements of remote sensing, Electromagnetic spectrum, Spectral reflectance characteristics, Satellite orbits , Satellite image resolutions, Major remote sensing systems and products

Unit VI: Spatial Data Infrastructure                                                          4 Hours

Conceptual overview, GI standards and interoperability, Initiative in Nepal and its status    

Unit VII: Planning, building and managing GIS                                      6 Hours

Identifying and preparing data source, Data capture and storage, Practical issues related to GIS implementation, Socio-technical view of GIS

Text and Reference Books

Text Book     

  1. P. Lo and Albert K.W. Yeung Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems                                                


  1. T. Chang Introduction to Geographic Information System
  2. Modelling our world: the ESRI guide to geodatabase design, ESRI, California
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  • Short Name GIS
  • Course code N/A
  • Semester Eighth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Elective