AICM 753: Geo-Informatics

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Concepts and foundation of geo-informatics; Remote sensing; Photographic systems, thermal and multi-spectral scanning and image processing; Components and applications of a geographic information system (GIS); Characteristics of spatial data; Models of spatial information; Spatial relationships and algorithms; Spatial analysis (such as route planning, map overlay, buffer zoning, etc.); Database models for spatial data; Errors in spatial data; Sources of raster spatial data and introduction to remote sensing; Sources of vector spatial data; Ethical issues and spatial data; Cartographic communication - the display of spatial data. Coordinate systems and map projections; Remote sensing, Geo-DBMS (spatial ADT's, spatial indexing, etc), Mobile GIS" (location based services, combination with positioning, e.g. GPS, Galileo,); Examination of remote sensing and GIS applications in agriculture; Conventions and policy issues; Computer models; Laboratory assignments
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2010
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Africa Wide
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RUFORUM OER and Open Access
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OER
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Web resource
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