Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year - Curriculum Gestione sostenibile del territorio agroforestale and Curriculum Pianificazione territoriale, ambientale e del paesaggio
Teaching Staff: Claudia Arcidiacono
Credit Value: 6
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Provide students with disciplinary and professional skills on modern technologies for the survey, representation and management of land information. Through lectures and practical exercises, students will acquire the skills necessary for the survey of the territory using modern topographic tools, for the reading and use of technical, thematic and cadastral maps, for the organisation and computerised processing of data collected for updating cadastral documents and databases, for the analysis of the territory and landscape, for the environmental and landscape sustainability of rural buildings, for agricultural-forestry analyses and mapping, for precision agriculture applications and for the representation and analysis of territorial data using GIS tools.

Course Structure

The didactic methods adopted include lectures and exercises in the computer lab.

The course includes 28 hours of frontal lessons and 28 hours of practical lessons (discussion of case studies and guided tours, reports, essays, individual or group research carried out by students, educational field experiences, seminars). If measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic should be incremented lectures could be held online or in mixed mode.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Methodologies and techniques for the survey of the territory using modern topographical tools; surfaces and reference systems for cartographic representation and applications for the determination of coordinates in different reference systems; Italian cartographic types and their basic use; basic principles for the acquisition, representation and analysis of territorial data in Geographic Information Systems. Use of open source GIS software for georeferencing, creation of thematic layers, use of WMS services from geoportals, selection of information, use of the main Geoprocessing tools and symbology for thematic representation, data presentation and printing. Applications for precision agriculture: definition of indicators for the study of environmental variables. The cadastral information system: contents of the system and updating procedures; the PREGEO procedure for the Land Registry.

Textbook Information

  1. Emanuela Caiaffa. 2012. ECDL GIS. La rappresentazione cartografica e i fondamenti del GIS. McGraw-Hill
  2. QGIS user manual ( e training manual (
  3. Faustino Cetraro. Gis e WebGis a confronto – Cartografia applicata ai sistemi informativi territoriali, EPC Editore, 2011. ISBN: 9788863103458
  4. Roberto D'Apostoli. Prontuario di topografia, Maggioli Editore, 2009. ISBN: 9788838748455.
  5. Roberto D'Apostoli. Manuale di topografia, Maggioli Editore, 2012. ISBN: 9788838774515.
  6. C, La Vecchia, Polizzi B. Il catasto terreni: manuale tecnico con numerosi esempi pratici, Flaccovio Editore, 2010. ISBN: 9788857900117.
  7. A.M. Di Trapani, S. Mandanaci, E. Schimenti. Evoluzione e prospettive del catasto terreni in Italia, Edizioni fotograf, 2007. ISBN: 9788895272030

Kraak M., Ormeling F. Cartography. Visualization of geospatial data. Fourth edition. 2010. CRC press. London. ISBN: 9780429464195