Course Title : Geoinformatics

Code 31480
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor M. Hatayama,J. Susaki,

Course Description

Techniques to collect, manage and analyze the spatial data and information related to the terrain and environment are introduced. Especially, Geographic Information System (GIS), satellite remote sensing and digital photogrammetry are focused on.


Evaluate considering the scores of intermediate examination (GIS) and final examination (remote sensing and photogrammetry), and the submitted reports.

Course Goals

The student will understand the techniques to obtain the spatial data, e.g. remote sensing and photogrammetry, and the system to effectively show and analyze such data, e.g. GIS. In addition, the student will understand the relationship between the techuniques and the system.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 The purpose and role of geoinformatics, and the techniques related to geoinformatics are introduced. In addition, the student will understand the concept of CIM (Construction Information Modeling) to share 3D data among different stages, e.g. design, construction and management. The student will also understand the future trend about CIM.
GIS 6 The student will understand how to represent geographic information and the geographic information system.
Digital photogrammetry 2 The student will understand (1) interior orientation, (2) exterior orientation, and (3) colinearity condition.
Remote sensing 4 The student will understand (1) visible and reflective infrared remote sensing, (2) thermal remote sensing, (3) microwave remote sensing.
3D point cloud data processing 1 The concept and techniques to process point cloud data measured by light detection and ranging (LiDAR) will be introduced.
Evaluation of understanding 1 The student will be evaluated for their understanding of the contents offered by the course.


Susaki, J. and Hatayama M., "Geoinformatics" Corona Publishing Co., Ltd.,


Japan Association on Remote Sensing, "Remote Sensing Note" ,
Kohei Cho , "Spatial Data Analysis using GIS"


It is expected that the student has completed the courses,
(1) Statistics (first semester in the second year), and
(2) Surveying and practice (first semester in the third year).

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