D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 6
Hours 54
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code LM FORESPA W000247


Previous acquired skills about Surveying and GIS

Development of the course

The teaching includes lectures (6 ECTS) adopting power point presentations, provided to the students in digital form during the lessons, and practical exercitations by means of the surveying devices and by means of software to process the data (3 ECTS).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge. The course enables students to acquire adequate knowledge to acquire, process, analyze, manage, enhance and take under control the landscape and its resources. In particular, it is possible to deepen the main survey and mapping methods in relation to the knowledge of cartography, photogrammetry and remote sensing, this is useful for landscape analysis and monitoring performed by means of GIS ( Geographic Information Systems ) tools, at different levels of scale.


Applying knowledge and understanding. The course gives to the student the ability to organize, in self manner, a technical work or a research. In particular the course provides some skills in order to choose the most advanced and appropriate tools for survey, process, analysis and management of spatial data. Therefore the student must be able to use technical and software tools necessary to make these procedures by himself to plan landscape management at different spatial scales.


Cross-expertise. a) Capability for autonomous decisions: well-known knowledge to choose techniques and tools to obtain an accurate knowledge of the landscape at different scales. The student will be enabled to operate properly on the territory to plan correctly the environment resources, to manage the land and to use rationally the natural resources; b ) Capability for mindful tasks: clear and comprehensive application of the Geomatic basic concepts to solve territorial problems, finding relevant technical solutions. Ability to communicate with stakeholders, not always specialists, with different and specific skills involved in the management of the main territorial issues (engineer, architect, administrator, etc.) .


Basic Geodetic and Cartographic principles (1 ECTS)

Reference surfaces. Reference systems. Cartographic representations. National and international mapping. The geodetic networks. Global Positioning Systems (GPS).


Photogrammetry (1 CFU)

Theoretical concepts. Digital photogrammetry (Digital cameras, UAV). Methods and devices for photogrammetric plotting. Cartographic products: DTM and orthoimage.


Remote Sensing (2 ECTS)

Data acquisition systems. Main sensors. Georeferencing of images. Radiometric corrections. Unsupervised and supervised image classification. Thematic map generation.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (2 ECTS)

Basic concepts. Database organization. Features and main functions. Thematic mapping organization. Exercises by some GIS software (commercial and open source).


Development of the examination

Learning evaluation methods Final assessment will consist of oral test on the subjects listed in the teaching program starting from a topic developed by the student.


Learning evaluation criteria

The student during the oral test will must demonstrate: a ) the knowledge of the concepts discussed in the classroom; b ) the ability to choose the Geomatic techniques to collect cartographic data; c ) the knowledge of the digital image processing; d) the ability to solve the raster and vector data processing in a GIS environment. To pass the oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the contents, to be able to present them with appropriate technical terminology, to deal with deductive thinking to provide appropriate links within the Geomatic topics to solve in better way the problems.


Learning measurement criteria

The final mark is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.


Final mark allocation criteria

The oral test will consist of three questions each of which will be evaluated using a score ranging from 0 to 10 points. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed to students which demonstrate a particular smart and clever exposure.

Recommended reading

M. Gomarasca : Elementi di Geomatica, Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento, 2004.

G. Fangi : Note di Fotogrammetria, CLUA, Ancona

K. Kraus (trad. S. Dequal): Fotogrammetria - vol. 1 e vol. 2, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 1994.

A. Dermanis, L. Biagi: Telerilevamento. Informazione territoriale mediante immagini da satellite, con CD-ROM, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2002.


Slides and digital books related to the lessons of the course.


Tutorial session


Every Tuesday from 11.00 to 13.00 directly at the teacher's office. An appointment via email is recommended.



  • C.L.M. Scienze Forestali, dei Suoli e del Paesaggio (FORESPA)

Università Politecnica delle Marche
P.zza Roma 22, 60121 Ancona
Tel (+39) 071.220.1, Fax (+39) 071.220.2324
P.I. 00382520427