Civil and environmental engineering
Study-unit Code
Ingegneria ambientale
Aurelio Stoppini
  • Aurelio Stoppini
  • Fabio Radicioni (Codocenza)
  • 32 ore - Aurelio Stoppini
  • 8 ore (Codocenza) - Fabio Radicioni
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Learning activities
Ingegneria della sicurezza e protezione civile, ambientale e del territorio
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
General principles and characteristics of geographic information systems.
Numeric and traditional cartography and its integration into GIS.
GIS functionality and procedures on open source platforms.
Reference texts
Lecture notes by the teachers. Migliaccio F., Carrion D., Sistemi Informativi Territoriali - Principi e Applicazioni, ed. UTET
Educational objectives
Students are expected to achieve the objectives related to the Dublin 1 descriptors (knowledge of theoretical-methodological contents) and 2 (ability to correctly apply theoretical knowledge) with reference to the course contents
Basic Geodesy and Surveying knowledges
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons integrated by extensive practical computer sessions
Other information
Due to the practical character of the module, lectures frequency is advisable
Learning verification modality
A single oral examination lasting about 30 minutes, aimed at verifying whether the Student has acquired the knowledge of the themes and methodologies involved by the course
Extended program
General principles and characteristics of geographic information systems. Origin and sources of data for the creation of a GIS. Data formats: raster, vector, tabular. Attributes and metadata.
Review of geodetic reference systems and cartographic projections. Computer and traditional maps and their integration into a GIS.
Open source GIS: comparison with commercial GIS, advantages and disadvantages. Functionality and operation of an open source GIS: the example of QGIS.
Importing cartographic material with different characteristics: vector maps, geo-referenced raster maps or maps to be geo-referenced. Vectorization of raster. Access to map data via WMS online services. Organization and management of GIS layers. Import and implementation of projects on pre-existing cartographic bases.
Import and management in GIS of altimetric data (DEM). Creation of contour lines, sections and profiles. Three-dimensional display of cartography on an altimetric mesh defined by a DEM. Export of 3D models in various formats for sharing and 3D printing.
Digitization of linear or area elements. Creation of attribute tables, classification, representation using different symbologies according to the attributes. Supervised classification.
Creation of technical output on IT support and high resolution graphic drawings printable in large format tables.
Obiettivi Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile
This course contributes to the realization of the UN objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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