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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Spatial Informatics

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Spatial Informatics is an emerging area of research with widespread applications in various decision support systems, natural resource management, smart city applications, public health, intelligent transportation, environment and climate change monitoring, development planning etc. It involves acquisition and analysis of data related to earth, commonly referred as geo-spatial datasets. It is a multi- disciplinary field and the computer science principles/algorithms are increasing applied to address various challenges/problems of these large scale spatial datasets. The course will cover different topics in spatial informatics, namely, spatial data models, spatial database, spatial computing and data analysis, spatial data mining, geographical information system (GIS), spatial web services etc. Few case studies will be also discussed to demonstrate the applicability of spatial informatics. INTENDED AUDIENCE: CSE, ECE, EE and other Departments (working with Geo-spatial datasets/ applications) PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of Database Management INDUSTRY SUPPORT: IT industries in the dealing with Geo-Spatial applications/services [e.g. ESRI, Oracle-Spatial, ERDAS Imagine, RMSI, RSI Softech India Pvt. Ltd. etc.



Week 1: Introduction to Spatial Informatics, Spatial Database, Spatial Data ModelsWeek 2: Spatial Query Processing
Week 3: Spatial Data Management
Week 4: Spatial Networks
Week 5: Spatial Computing, Spatial Analysis
Week 6: Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System (GIS)
Week 7: Spatial Web Services, GML, Spatial Data Infrastructure
Week 8: Geo-visualization, Spatial Cloud

Taught by

Prof. Soumya K Ghosh


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