Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Geographical Information Systems And Remote Sensing CEV361 5 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. ÖZGÜR ZEYDAN
Instructors Assist.Prof. ÖZGÜR ZEYDAN
Goals The aims of this course are to give students basic information about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) and their applications in environmental engineering.
Contents Definition, history and components of geographical information systems, geographical data, data collection methods, database management, coordinate systems, projections, definition and history of remote sensing, remote sensing data and properties, spectral resolution, satellites and properties, GIS and RS applications in environmental engineering (water pollution, air pollution, solid waste management, EIA)
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 At the end of this course students can use Geographical Information Systems.
2 At the end of this course students can use Remote Sensing technologies.
3 At the end of this course students can use geographical information systems and remote sensing softwares.
4 At the end of this course students should develope environmental engineering projects by using geographical information systems and remote sensing.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Explanation of lesson, questions and answers
Assessment Methods Midterm exam (11.week), final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (definitions, history) Aydınoğlu A Ç, Yıldız S S, Demir E, Ateş S (2010) Coğrafi Bilgi Sistem Uygulamaları, Bilim ve Teknik, 514, 52-57 (http://web.itu.edu.tr/tahsin/yayinlar/TubitakCBS/CBSNasilCalisir_AC.pdf) ***** Yomralıoğlu, T(2010) Coğrafi Bilgi Sistem Uygulamaları, Bilim ve Teknik, 514, 48-51 (http://web.itu.edu.tr/tahsin/yayinlar/TubitakCBS/CBSTeknoloji_TY.pdf)
2 GIS application areas Nişancı R, Yıldırım V, Çolak H E (2010) Coğrafi Bilgi Sistem Uygulamaları, Bilim ve Teknik, 514, 58-63 (http://web.itu.edu.tr/tahsin/yayinlar/TubitakCBS/CBSUygulama_RN.pdf)
3 Data types in GIS Should read related subject from course materials.
4 Coordinate systems and map projections in GIS Should read related subject from course materials.
5 Database management in GIS Should read related subject from course materials.
6 Remote Sensing (RS) (definitions, history, applications areas) Should read related subject from course materials.
7 Energy, electromagnetic spectrum and atmospheric scattering Should read related subject from course materials.
8 Satalites used in RS and their properties Should read related subject from course materials.
9 RS data and properties, resolutions Should read related subject from course materials.
10 Digital image processing in RS Should read related subject from course materials.
11 GIS and RS applications in environmental engineering (water quality management) Elahdab T (2006) Inspection of algae distribution in Eymir Lake using site measurements and remotely sensed data, Unpublished Master Thesis, METU, Ankara *** ***Nas, B., Ekercin, S., Karabork, H., Berktay, A., Mulla, D.J., (2010) “An Application of Landsat-5TM Image Data for Water Quality Mapping in Lake Beysehir, Turkey” Water Air Soil Pollution, 212, 183–197
12 GIS and RS applications in environmental engineering (Air quality management) Should read related subject from course materials.
13 GIS and RS applications in environmental engineering (Waste management) Should read related subject from course materials.
14 GIS and RS applications in environmental engineering (environmental management - environmental impact assessment) Nas, B., Berktay, A., “Çevre Problemlerinin Çözümünde Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemlerinin Kullanımı”, 2. Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri Bilişim Günleri, 30-31 Ekim 2002, Fatih Üniversitesi, İstanbul, 2002



Sources
Textbook Turoğlu, H. (2011) Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemlerinin Temel Esasları, 3. Baskı, Çantay Kitapevi, İstanbul
Additional Resources Yomralıoğlu T (2009) Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri: Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar, 5. Baskı, İstanbul ****Aronoff S (2005) Remote Sensing for GIS Managers, Esri Pres *** http://www.gislab.ktu.edu.tr/ *** Düzgün Ş, Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemlerine Giriş, TÜBA Ulusal Açık Ders Malzemeleri, (http://www.acikders.org.tr/course/view.php?id=30) *** Düzgün Ş, Uzaktan Algılamaya Giriş TÜBA Ulusal Açık Ders Malzemeleri, (http://www.acikders.org.tr/course/view.php?id=28)



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License x
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing. x
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Work Load (h) 166
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.53
ECTS Credit of the Course 6