Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
TOPOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY (ICAR/06)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Training objectives
The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and the means to understand and apply geomatics in the coastal environment domain. The course illustrates the fundamental concepts of satellite positioning and WEBGIS systems, for the survey of data and their dissemination through WEBGIS systems. The laboratory activity will concern the parts of the program for which the aid of the computer using all opensource tools.
Learning outcomes (declined with respect to Dublin descriptors)
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student will have learned the fundamental concepts of geomatics in general and of satellite positioning and WEBGIS systems in particular. The presentation of knowledge in an organic form allows not only its memorization, but also its understanding.

Applied knowledge and understanding
At the end of the study course the student will have developed the ability to carry out a GPS survey and disseminate the results through a web-based geographic information system.

Autonomy of judgment
Upon passing the exam, the student will have the necessary tools to critically evaluate, set up and correctly solve a geomatic survey.
Communication skills
Upon passing the exam, the student must have acquired sufficient language skills as regards the specific scientific terminology of geomatics. In particular, he will be able to present in a clear, simple and timely manner the topics falling within this area.
Ability to learn
The student will be able to independently deepen their knowledge of geomatics, and to learn the use of dedicated software in addition to those presented during the course.

Prerequisites

It is necessary to have acquired and assimilated the knowledge provided by the Topography and Numerical Cartography and GIS course

Syllabus

The GPS satellite positioning system: Spatial and temporal reference systems, principles of satellite positioning, raw measurements errors in raw measurements: ionospheric, tropospheric, multipath errors. (5 hours + 2 labs)
Methods of positioning, code positioning and differential. Types of GNSS receivers: geodetic receivers, low cost receivers, smartphones. (5 hours + 2 es)
Survey procedures: static survey and data processing with post processing software. (4 hours + 2 hours in the field + 2 hours lab)
Web GIS systems: Introduction HTML, Javascript, Postgresql with Postgis extension. Theoretical introduction to web cartography: The main cartographic engines. (6 hours + 2 labs)
Introduction to Mapserver, environment installation, first web map. Coordinate projections and reference systems, coordinate transformations and reprojection of geospatial data. Vector and raster layers, use of shapfiles and postgis tables, creation of WMS and WFS services through QGIS. (4 hours + 2 exercises)
Introduction to the Openlayers library, environment installation, first simple map, Introduction to the key concepts and components of Openlayers. Raster layers, TileWMS, static raster images, management of multiple layers. Vector layers. (4 hours + 2 labs)
Creation of a webGIS using data collected with GPS (4 hours + 2 labs)

The GPS satellite positioning system: Spatial and temporal reference systems, principles of satellite positioning, raw measurements errors in raw measurements: ionospheric, tropospheric, multipath errors. (5 hours + 2 labs)
Methods of positioning, code positioning and differential. Types of GNSS receivers: geodetic receivers, low cost receivers, smartphones. (5 hours + 2 es)
Survey procedures: static survey and data processing with post processing software. (4 hours + 2 hours in the field + 2 hours lab)
Web GIS systems: Introduction HTML, Javascript, Postgresql with Postgis extension. Theoretical introduction to web cartography: The main cartographic engines. (6 hours + 2 labs)
Introduction to Mapserver, environment installation, first web map. Coordinate projections and reference systems, coordinate transformations and reprojection of geospatial data. Vector and raster layers, use of shapfiles and postgis tables, creation of WMS and WFS services through QGIS. (4 hours + 2 exercises)
Introduction to the Openlayers library, environment installation, first simple map, Introduction to the key concepts and components of Openlayers. Raster layers, TileWMS, static raster images, management of multiple layers. Vector layers. (4 hours + 2 labs)
Creation of a webGIS using data collected with GPS (4 hours + 2 labs)

Teaching Methods

Lectures in the classroom, exercises on the topics carried out through the use of Matlab, QGIS, Mapserver and openlayer

Textbooks

Learning assessment

The objective of the exam is to verify the level of achievement of the previously indicated training objectives. The exam takes place through the performance of an oral test in which the ability to connect and compare different aspects covered during the course will be assessed. In particular, the student will be required to demonstrate that they have acquired a critical sense to carry out a geomatic survey, process the data and represent them in a WBGIS system. The test will take place individually and will last from 20 to 40 minutes depending on the case.

More information

The slides of the lectures are also provided to support the lectures, also containing some exercises.