RS4111 Geographical Information System Laboratory Syllabus:

RS4111 Geographical Information System Laboratory Syllabus – Anna University PG Syllabus Regulation 2021


 To give practical exposure to the students to data input, data storage, data analyses and data output capabilities of a standard GIS software(proprietary and open softwares)
 It also adds skills in mapping techniques and map outputs.

1. Rectification and Spatial Referencing of Digital Map
2. Onscreen Digitization and Database Creation
3. Projection and Reprojection of spatial data
4. Data Conversion – Vector to Raster, Raster to Vector
5. Populating Attribute data base and querying on attribute data
6. Generation of DEM: from contours, spot heights, GRID and TIN, Isometric mapping
7. Vector Analysis – Buffering, Overlay and Network analysis
8. Raster Analysis – Measurement – Arithmetic overlaying, Logical overlaying, Class interval selection, choropleth maps
9. Map Output – Bar charts, Pie charts and symbols
10. Map compilation
11. Modelling spatial variability
12. Weighted theissen polygon and proximity analysis
13. Customisation and scripting
14. Mini Project :on the above relevant topics


On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to

CO1 Create GIS database through Digitization and Georeferencing
CO2 Generate DEM from various elevation sources
CO3 Perform Spatial Analysis of Vector Data using GIS tools
CO4 Present Geospatial Information in form of Maps, Charts and Symbols
CO5 Customize tools and interfaces through scripting


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2. Ian Heywood, Sarah Cornelius, Steve Carver, An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Pearson Education, 4th Edition, 2011.
3. Borden D Dent, Jeff Torguson, Thomas W. Hodler, Cartography: Thematic Map Design 6thEdition, ISBN-13: 978-0072943825 McGraw-Hill Education – Europe, 2008
4. Kang-tsung Chang, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: 9th Edition, 9781259929649, McGraw-Hill Education, 2018
5. Michael N. DeMers, Fundamentals of geographic information systems, Wiley, 2009, 4th edition.
6. Paul A. Longley, Michael F. Goodchild , David J. Maguire , David W. Rhind, Geographic Information Science and Systems, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2015, 4th edition, ISBN 978111867695.
7. Tor Bernhardsen, Geographic Information Systems an Introduction, Willey, 3rd Edition, 2002.