In recent years, a variety of information relating to the national land, city and regions, has been being developed as a huge knowledge data base. This lecture overviews the theory and techniques to take advantage of this knowledge data base, and considers some applications by mathematical models.
Students will be able to understand how to create, save, manage, display, and analyze the various spatial data.
Spatial Data, Geographical Information Systems, Raster Data, Vector Data, Algorithm, Data Storage, Digital Elevation Model, Triangulated Irregular Network model, Data Error
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
First, we discuss the basic technology related to spatial data, and then the case studies of urban analysis using spatial data will be introduced. Finally, every students will actually analyze the spatial data, and make a presentation about the results. Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Raster Data Model ・data model ・creating raster ・map layer ・recoding ・overlay ・filtering ・buffering||Raster Data Model|
|Class 2||Vector Data Model ・data structure ・topological overlay ・sliver polygon ・topology ・chain code ・comparison of raster and vector ・coordinate accuracy ・speed of computing||Vector Data Model|
|Class 3||Simple Algorithm ・intersection of lines ・area of polygon ・point in polygon algorithm ・polygon overlay||Simple Algorithm|
|Class 4||Data Storage ・run length code ・scan order||Data Storage|
|Class 5||Algorithm for Data Storage ・hierarchical data structure (Quadtree, R-tree) and algorithm||Algorithm for Data Storage|
|Class 6||DEM and TIN ・Digital Elevation Model ・Triangulated Irregular Network model ・spatial interpolation ・drainage networks||DEM and TIN|
|Class 7||Data Error ・digitizing error ・topological error ・classification error||Data Error|
|Class 8||Applications of GIS||Applications of GIS|
|Class 9||spatial correlation analysis and its applications||spatial correlation analysis and its applications|
|Class 10||Land use models and its applications||Land use models and its applications|
|Class 11||Facility choice models and its applications||Facility choice models and its applications|
|Class 12||Visualization of spatiotemporal data and its applicatios||Visualization of spatiotemporal data and its applicatios|
|Class 13||Term paper submission||Term paper submission|
|Class 14||Presentation_1||Students will make a presentation of analysis using spatial data.|
|Class 15||Presentation_2||Students will make a presentation of analysis using spatial data.|
Course materials are provided during class
Students will be assessed on their understanding of spatial data and its applications, and their ability to apply some mathematical models to analyze them.