Principles of Geoinformatics and GIS Print
Greek version / Ελληνική έκδοση


Level: Undergraduate obligatory spring semester course (4 hours per week, theory and exercises)




The objective is to create the essential theoretical and technical background for an effective future tackling of more advanced courses of the curriculum. The course is taught after the basic undergraduate courses of information technology and informatics expanding the knowledge that was then acquired by the students.


This general course introduces basic elements of geoinformation theory. The course is constituted of two Parts (A, B) which are exposed in parallel throughout the course’s duration.


Part A covers basic concepts of Geoinformatics:


  • Theoretical Base of Geoinformation - Historical development.
  • Concepts of Space and Time and Representation of Spatial Knowledge.
  • Real Space Models.
  • Embodiment of Spatial Concepts and Models in a Geographic Information System.
  • Sources of Data and Data Collection Techniques.
  • Applications.


Part B covers a line of technical subjects as:


  • Object oriented models.
  • Field models.
  • Elements of spatial databases.
  • Methods of correlation /connection /unification of data.
  • Elements of spatial analysis.
  • Elements of digital representation.


Finally, the course tackles the above-mentioned subjects with a sequence of related exercises executed in the lab.


Coordinator - Person in charge: Professor M. Kavouras

Teaching Assistants: G. Panopoulos, M. Kokla, E. Tomai


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