Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
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
Garnero Gabriele       48 12 0 0 9
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 (Topogrphy, Photogrammetry, GNSS, Remite Sensing, ...).
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. Starting the use of GIS tools for planning.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Sound knowledge of mathematics and geometry.
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; Italian Official Cartography and Region, Province, Municipality map productions, GIS Tools – 1 credit
Digital map production techniques (Topography classic, GNSS, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing) – 3 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
• R. Barzaghi, L. Pinto (2015): Topografia e cartografia, CittΰStudi Edizioni
• R. Carlucci, A. Riggio (2015): topografia di base, EPC Editore
• B. Guandalini, G. Salerno (2013): Manuale ArcGIS 10, Flaccovio Editore, Palermo
• 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/
• A. Iovine (2014): La riforma del catasto fabbricati, Ed. Maggioli, Bologna
• A. Cina (2014): Dal GPS al GNSS per la Geomatica Ed. CELID – Torino
• Cannarozzo, Cucchiarini, Meschieri,: Misure, Rilievo, Progetto, Zanichelli
• G. N. Peterson (2009): GIS Cartography, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), disponibile in e-book
• R. H. Kwon, (2012): GIS Foundamentals, Second Edition, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), disponibile in e-book
• J. Van Sickle (2013): GPS for land surveyors, Third Edition, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), disponibile in e-book
• W. K. Pratt, (2009):Introduction to Digital Image Processing, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), disponibile in e-book
Assessment and grading criteria
During the course, short tests will be carried out in the classroom to assess understanding of the various topics.
The exam is scheduled in writing, except for students with specific disabilities, and will focus on the topics of the course; students will be provided on the web pages of the teacher, a facsimile of the examination.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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