CANKAYA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
DEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Spring 2016-2017

CRP 224 - INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR PLANNERS
Lecture Hours: Wednesday / 14:00-17:00 / Lab B401-2

Instructors:
        Instr. Can Gölgelioğlu       


COURSE CONTENT

Geographic Information System (GIS) deals with the analysis and management of geographic information.  This course offers an introduction to methods of managing and processing. Emphasis is placed on the nature of geographic information, data models and structures for geographic information, geographic data input, data manipulation, storage and basic spatial analyses. The course uses theoretical presentations and lab exercises to help students develop a solid understanding of planning and public management through GIS tools. In this introductory course, main operational principles and its practices through specific software i.e. ArcGIS is introduced to students.

AIM

The course provides core principles and basic techniques of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly in relation to the planning practice. The major aim is to develop students’ spatial thinking and problem definition skills by providing means of spatial data analysis. Besides improving the quality of the analysis phase in the planning process, the course aims to support an informed decision-making in planning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

(1) Acquiring technical skills in the use of geographic information system (GIS) software i.e. ArcGIS and database management tools through:

    - Lab exercises,
    - Project work involving the shared use of larger datasets and the mixing and matching of data from different sources.

(2) Acquire qualitative methods skills by gathering data and documents, analyzing information and presenting results effectively.
(3) Investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate possible applications.
(4) Understand basic principles underlying the developments of Web mapping, geospatial services, and location-aware computing.