Information Package / Course Catalogue
Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing For Mapping and Managing Natural Resource
Course Code: ZPM510
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

Objective of this course is to give information about mapping and managing natural resource such as geology, geomorphology, soil, vegetation, land use / land cover using Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing technologies and to interpret and process aerial photographs and satellite images.

Course Content

Content of this course; Information about mapping and managing natural resource, Importance of natural resource management, Natural resource mapping techniques, Geographic information system and remote sensing application on natural resource management; image analysis, image interpret, digitizing and classification of images, mapping land use/ land cover and vegetation.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to understand mapping and managing natural resource
2.To be able to understand why geographic information system and remote sensing application is important for natural resource management
3.To be able to examine the problems of natural resource
4.To be able to interpret natural resource mapping techniques
5.To be able to obtain natural resource map using geographic information system and remote sensing software.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Wang, G., Weng, Q. (eds.), 2013. Remote Sensing of Natural Resources, CRC Press, 580 pages.
2.Cushman, S.A., Huettmann, F. (eds), 2010. Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation, Springer, New York, 458 pages.
3.Wang, Y. (ed), 2010. Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments, CRC Press, Taylor&Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 413 pages.
4.Franklin, S.E., 2010. Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management: Synthesis and Applications,. McGraw-Hill Companies, 335 pages.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs
Week 2 - Theoretical
Information about mapping and managing natural resource, Importance of natural resource management
Week 3 - Theoretical
Natural resource mapping techniques; traditional and accurate mapping techniques ( Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing)
Week 4 - Theoretical
Geographic information system and remote sensing application on natural resource management; natural resource inventory, damage and risk assessment
Week 5 - Theoretical
Geographic information system and remote sensing application on natural resource management; change detection, suitability analysis
Week 6 - Theoretical
Geographic information system and remote sensing application on natural resource management: environmental monitoring, environmental impact assessment
Week 7 - Theoretical
Natural resourse problems: deforestation (management of forest), soil losses (prevention on desertification)
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Natural resourse problems: watershed management, air pollution, loss of habitat (biodiversity management), Defining area, collecting data and data interpratation
Week 10 - Theoretical
Defining area, collecting data and data interpratation
Week 11 - Theoretical
Geometric correction and diğitizing data
Week 12 - Theoretical
Classification of data
Week 13 - Theoretical
Mapping forest and agricultural areas
Week 14 - Theoretical
Mapping Landuse/landcover and vegetation
Week 15 - Theoretical
Mapping Hidrology, soil and geology
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144284
Lecture - Practice144284
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
3
3
5
5
OÇ-2
4
4
5
5
OÇ-3
3
3
5
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
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