UT-74 GIS Elements

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urbanism and Territorial Management
3rd Year, sem 1, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+1L | ECTS Credits: 3
Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
asist.dr.urb Matei Cocheci
Learning outcomes:

1. Understanding the role of Geographical Informational Systems in urban and territorial planning, in the context of the current Romanian legislation.

2. Developing capabilities regarding the management and analysis of spatial data used in urban and territorial planning.


1. Introduction - geographical informational systems.
2. Vector spatial data structures
3. Using GIS in urban planning
4. Raster spatial data structures
5. Using GIS in territorial planning
6. Operations on vector and raster data
7. GIS and Smart Cities

Practical workshops:
1. Presenting the ArcGIS / QGIS software - basis functions, visualizing and editing, layout.
2. Editing the database in GIS software.
3. Realizing a simple map using indicators from the INSSE database.
4. Georeferencing and digitalizing
5. Processing raster data: Corine Land Cover and DEM
6 - 7. Individual practical application.

Teaching Method:

PowerPoint presentations. Working in parallel with the students in the ArcGIS or QGIS software.


25 % Overall activity
25 % Theoretical written exam
50 % Individual practical application


Imbroane, A.M. (2012). Sisteme informatice geografice (GIS), vol. I – Structuri de date, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană.
Imbroane, A.M. (2018). Sisteme informatice geografice (GIS), vol. II – Analiză spațială și modelare, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană.
Nițu, C., (2004), ”Sisteme informaționale geografice”, Editura Universitară București.
Online documentation - QGIS / ArcGIS software.