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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2012/13
01AHCPW
Cartography
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Rinaudo Fulvio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/06 48 12 0 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/06 6 A - Di base Rappresentazione
Subject fundamentals
The course is placed in the first year as a basic theoretical knowledge. It offers analytical and descriptive instruments useful to understand metric and semantic contents of the cartographic products. The contents are prerequisites in order to afford following courses which use GIS technology.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the reference and coordinate systems used in modern and historic cartography.
Knowledge of the most used numerical cartographic products (e.e. digital cartography, orthophotomaps, digital terrain models, etc.).
Knowledge of the digital cartography production technologies.
Knowledge of the main official cartographic products (national and regional ones).
Understanding of the cartographic products used for the land planning.
Management of cartographic products based on different reference and coordinate systems.
Validation of the contents of the cartographic products.
Communication of thematic land instances on different cartographic products.
Improvement of land knowledge by using cartographic products.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Sound knowledge of mathematics and geometry
Contents
Earth’s surface theoretical survey methodology: reference surfaces and coordinate systems, analytical and geometric projection systems – 2 credits
Traditional cartography and digital cartography: main metric and semantic contents – 1 credit
Italian Official Cartography and Region, Province, Municipality map productions – 1 credit
Digital map production techniques – 2 credits
Delivery modes
Topics covered during the lectures will be accompanied by experimental exercises on the correct interpretation of maps at different scales.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Reference text:
• G. Amadio (2012): Introduzione alla Geomatica, Flaccovio Editore, Palermo
• booklet offered by the teacher

Reference text for foreign students:
• M. Gomarasca (2009): Basics of Geomatics – Ed. Springer – ISBN 978-1-4020-9013-4

Texts for further knowledge:
• M. Gomarasca (2004): Elementi di Geomatica - Ed. AIT – Milano
• T. Bernhardsen (2002): Geographic Information Systems. An Introduction – Ed. John Wiley & Sons – New York [primi 11 capitoli]
• B. Guandalini, G. Salerno (2013): Manuale ArcGIS 10, Flaccovio Editore, Palermo
• F. Migliaccio (2007): Sistemi informativi territoriali e cartografia – Maggioli Editore
• P. Richardson, R. K. Adler (1972): Map Projections – North Holland Publishing Company – Amsterdam
• Manuale CNG (2013): Elementi di Topografia e Catasto, UTET Scienze Tecniche
• Q. Yang, J. P. Snyder, W. R. Tobler (2000): Map Projection Transformation – Taylor & Francis – New York
• L. A. Brown (1979): The Story of Maps – Dover Publications – New York
• L. Biagi (2009): I Fondamentali del GPS, download gratuito dal sito http://geomatica.como.polimi.it/fondamentaligps/
Assessment and grading criteria
Written test on the course topics

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2013/14
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