Geographic information systems (GIS) by definition are specialized information systems providing special functionality for efficiently capturing, storing, accessing and analyzing spatial data. Understanding the core and fundamental theoretical concepts is of utmost importance for comprehending advance GIS concepts.

The course builds on the basic GIS knowledge and aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the advanced topics in GIS. Theoretical knowledge will be supplemented with practical training through lab sessions. Both open source and propriety software will be used for demonstration purposes.

In addition to the reference books, the students will read research papers both classic and state of the art for respective topics as the course moves on.