This is compulsory and very important course in BS geography. It describes knowledge about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and its practical implementation. To produce students, that has applicable knowledge about basic tools of GIS.A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. The key word to this technology is Geography – this means that some portion of the data is spatial.

The course aims to equip students with an understanding of GIS, evolution and applications of spatial data through Geo-spatial technologies.

  1. To impart basic and applied knowledge about GIS, GPS, Maps Production and their applications in different fields.
  2. To impart skills on the data collection, description measures of data interpretation of results, and decision making and Spatial Analysis.
  3. To understand spatial analysis, modeling and advance techniques of GIS

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify basic components of GIS
  2. Differentiate between Raster and Vector models
  3. Distinguish  between spatial and non-spatial attribute data models
  4. Develop skills of mapping, visualization and analysis


  1. Chang, K.-t. (2006). Introduction to geographic information systems. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  2. Demers, M.N. (2002). Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. John Wiley & Sons.
  3. Heywood, I. et al. (2006). An Introduction to Geographic Information System. England: Pearsons Prentice hall.

Course Start Date: January 13, 2020

Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

Class Timing:

Tuesday 10:00- 11:00 AM

Thursday 11:00 -12:00 PM

Friday 10:00- 11:00 AM

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material