This course concentrates on advanced concepts of GIS, such as project design and implementation, data entry, integration of remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), database design and use, data quality and standards, raster and vector modeling, spatial analysis techniques, and special applications. Also examined are issues of using GIS in national development, setting up and maintaining GIS, and the future of geographic information technologies, particularly in the PNG. Included are advanced softer approaches for integration and analysis of various types of data, especially satellite imagery. The primary format is hands-on learning, but supported by lectures, videos, and special readings.
Quamars, M.N., 1999, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York