Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BH303002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地理情報システム学実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercise in Geographical Information System
ゴトウ ヒデアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues1-4,Thur1-4:IMC-Main 2F PC Rm
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Geography
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquisition of the investigating ability of Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acquisition of the ability of operating surveying and drawing instruments, video apparatus and computer and acquisition of the basic ability of information processing and visual expression

Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to collect, understand, analyze, and evaluate data and materials about studies related to social science.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To be able to summarize the outcome of research, studies, education practice and social activities, and to deliver presentations. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Typical of geography is thinking about the associations between the “places” of geographical phenomena. Maps are tools to transcribe “places,” and maps that show particular phenomena (thematic maps) are tools that allow us to consider and think, as well as being a means to express the findings of surveys and observations. Recently, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in maps, which comprehensively handle and analyze various forms of geographic information, have become the norm. In this class, students will study regional analysis methods through actual operations and exercises of geographic information systems (ArcGIS), and will consider the possibilities of such use in geographic information systems and their own research. 
Class Schedule 1. The acquisition of geographic information using GPS
2. Geodetic reference systems and coordinate transformation
3. Summary of GIS and basic operation (includes practicing buffering and geo-processing)
4. Practices of basic GIS operations
5. Basic exercise in thematic mapmaking using e.g. national space foundations
6. Thematic mapmaking using vector diagram data (attribute binding)
7. Population statistics seen in small region statistics (regional division through attribute queries)
8. Vector analysis exercise 1
9. Vector analysis exercise 1
10. Reading and basic analysis of vector diagram data (topographical analysis, three-dimensional display)
11. Reading, reclassification, analysis and totaling of vector diagram data
12. Roster analysis exercise
13. Creating and gathering geographic data (geo-referencing, creation of vector and roster data)
14. Examples of regional analysis using GIS 1
15. Examples of regional analysis using GIS 2 
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Grading Method The teacher will say in class. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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