CONTENTS

Fundamental Course

Preface
Resume of the author

Chapter 1 What is the GIS?

1.1 Defination of GIS
1.2 Why is a GIS needed?
1.3 Required Functions for GIS
1.4 Computer System for GIS
1.5 GIS as a Multidisciplinary Science
1.6 Areas of GIS Applications
1.7 GIS as an Information Infrastructure
1.8 GIS for Decision Support

Chapter 2 Data Model and Structure

2.1 Data Model
2.2 Geometry and Topology of Vector Data
2.3 Topological Data Structure
2.4 Topological Relationships between Spatial Objects
2.5 Geometry and Topology of Raster Data
2.6 Topological Features of Raster Data
2.7 Thematic Data Modeling
2.8 Data Structure for Continous Surface Model

Chapter 3 Input of Geospatial Data

3.1 Required Data Sources for GIS
3.2 Digitizers for Vector Data Input
3.3 Scanner for Raster Data Input
3.4 Digital Mapping by Aerial Photogrammetry
3.5 Remote Sensing with Satellite Imagery
3.6 Rasterization
3.7 Vectorization
3.8 Advanced Technologies for Primary Data Acquisition

Chapter 4 Spatial Database

4.1 Concept of Spatial Database
4.2 Design of Spatial Database
4.3 Database Management System
4.4 Hierachical Model
4.5 Relational Database
4.6 Object Oriented Database

Chapter 5 Required Hardware and Software for GIS

5.1 Required Computer System
5.2 Required Functions of GIS Software
5.3 PC Based GIS for Education
5.4 Image Diplay
5.5 Color Hard Copy Machine
5.6 Pen Computer

Chapter 6 Installation of GIS

6.1 Plan for GIS Installation
6.2 Considerations for Installation of GIS
6.3 Keys for Successful GIS
6.4 Reasons for Unsuccessful GIS
6.5 Required Human Resource for GIS
6.6 Cost Analysis of GIS Project