This book introduces the usage, functionality, and application of data in geographic information systems (GIS) for geo-spatial analysis. It offers knowledge on GIS tools and techniques and explains how they can be applied in real-world project to architects and planners in the Indian and the Greater South Asian context using open-source software.
The volume explains concepts on planning and architectural tasks, their data, methods and requirements followed, and includes GIS-related exercises on the same tasks. It takes the reader through the concepts of geo-spatial analysis and its referencing system while quoting examples from India. Further, the content of the book will help the planners involved in preparing GIS-based master planning for cities under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme (see Glossary for details).
A practical guidebook providing a step-by-step guide to learn open source GIS, this book will be useful for students, scholars and professionals from the field of architecture and planning, geography and other spatial sciences, instructors of GIS courses on planning and architecture, urban and regional planners, transport planners, urban design, landscape architects, environmental planners, departments of town and country planning, and development authorities. It will also be useful for anyone interested in the geospatial analysis.
1. Introduction 2. Introduction to Open Source GIS (OSGIS) Softwares 3. Spatial Referencing System 4. Generating Data in GIS 5. Mapping in QGIS 6. Mapping GIS data: Thematic Maps 7. Attribute Tables 8. Tools and Techniques of Terrain Analysis 9. Introduction to Geo-Spatial Analysis 10. GIS for Transport Considerations in Planning (Part-1) 11. GIS for Transport Considerations in Planning (Part-2). Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary.