Semester Offering: January
This course will familiarize students with spatial database development, geocoding concept, linking databases from different sources, implementing spatial analysis methods and models in advance GIS software towards developing applications. The course emphasizes a new emerging application of GIS in Health. Students will also learn customization and automation in GIS and techniques to put the GIS on to Internet and mobile devices.


Development of GIS Database, Geocoding, Network Analysis, Interpolation Techniques, Customization and Automation in GIS, Programming in GIS, Modeling in GIS, Health GIS, Internet GIS, Mobile GIS.


AT76.01 (Geographic Information Systems)


I Introduction to Application Development in GIS
  1. Recent advances in GIS Technologies
  2. Main Application Topics
II GIS Databases
  1. Database Coding Systems
  2. Database Organization
  3. Linking Database from Different Sources and Formats
  4. Use of WMS as a source for spatial data
III. ArcGIS Structure and Geostatistical analysis
  1. Variogram analysis
  2. Histogram analysis
  3. Modeling of spatial trends
  4. Semivariogram creation, linking, selection
  5. Spatial prediction
  6. Spatial interpolation comparison
IV Spatial Analyst - Interpolation Techniques
  1. Interpolation techniques
  2. Implementation and comparison
V 2D - 3D Spatial Surface Generation
  1. Introduction
  2. Raster Interpolation
  3. Raster Reclassification
  4. Raster surface
  5. TIN Creation
VI Geocoding and Network Analysis
  1. Introduction
  2. Geocoding procedure
  3. Geocoding using zip data
  4. Geocoding using street data
  5. Batch geocoding
  6. Case study web based geocoding
  7. Network Analysis
VII Digital Elevation Modelling
  1. DEM generation using GPS data
  2. Introduction to ArcScene
  3. ArcScene coordinate system
  4. Creating a fly-over in ArcScene
VIII Customization and Automation in GIS
  1. Customization of application in ArcGIS
  2. Introduction to Programming in ArcGIS
  3. Automation in GIS Functionality
IX GIS on Internet
  1. Scope and Concept of Open GIS
  2. Developing an Internet GIS
X Health GIS
  1. Introduction
  2. Health database
  3. Epidemiology and outbreak analysis
  4. Health and environment  Analysis of spatial agents
  5. SAV GIS and Case Studies
XI Mobile GIS
  1. Mobile tools in ArcGIS
  2. Base map creation


Introduction to ArcGIS, database and map creation, Geostatistical analysis, interpolation techniques using spatial analyst, geocoding techniques and network analyst, DEM creation and flyover creation, customization in ArcGIS using programming with VB.NET, Mobile GIS, Internet GIS and HealthGIS applications.


  • Lecture Notes
  • Shashi Shekar and Hui Xiong (Eds.) (2007):
           Encyclopedia of GIS, Springer.
  • Roger Tomilson (2007):
           Thinking about GIS, ESRI Press. Redlands, California.
  • P.A. Longley and Michael Batty (2003):
           Advanced Spatial Analysis, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.


  • M. Neteler and H. Mitasova (2007):
          Open source GIS: A GRASS Approach, IBT Global Press, U.K.


    International Journal of GIS
    International Journal of Geoinformatics


    The Final grades will be computed according to the following percentage distribution:
  • Mid-Semester Examination 15%;
  • Final Examination 25%;
  • Lab Assignments 20% and
  • Miniproject 40%.

    Examination will be closed book.