GIS for Town Planning

Duration : 60 Hours

This course focuses on the utilization of GIS in urban planning and problem solving, and is aimed large and small cities and metropolitan areas; provides explicit examples of actual application dealing with important issues in contemporary cities and urban divisions. This course like much of planner’s work, is projects oriented and both the case studies and the lab exercise exemplify this. The power of a GIS can have a positive influence in community based planning and scientific decision making for urban developmental activities. In this class, you will learn about basic GIS concepts including spatial data structures, data sources and transfer methods, projections and coordinate systems, geo-referencing, metadata, supporting software, global positioning systems, the integration of remote sensing and GIS, as well as fundamental spatial analysis techniques such as overlay, extraction, and interpolation. Concepts presented in lecture will be put into practice through hands-on laboratory exercises utilizing the GIS software product like: ArcGIS, AutoCAD Map, Quantum GIS, GRASS and ERDAS.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand Map concepts, how GIS works, technical terms in GIS, common task in GIS
  • Describe types of data model and its uses, difference between vector and raster, consideration of scale and generalization
  • Give example on analysis unit and aggregation considerations
  • Explain types of coordinate system, and their need
  • Explain types of maps and their comparison, appropriateness to map variables for different application
  • Describe use of thematic maps in planning and decision making
  • Explain types of measurement scale and difference among them, use of scale specific theme
  • Describe kinds of classification terms and data exploration terms
  • Explain related geo-technologies like GPS, LiDAR, Remote Sensing etc
  • Understand 3D mapping, mobile mapping and its advantage
  • Understand map elements and consideration for effective map composition
  • Understand database tables, importing exporting data from spreadsheets, text files etc
  • Describe SQL querying language, and compose conditional quires
  • Understand joining of the data based on a unique field, view statistics and groping data tables
  • Explain procedure of geo-referencing, digitization and errors occurs while digitization
  • Understand GIS data sources and formats from local, state and central government
  • Define point to consider for data appropriateness, analyze the relevance and quality of the data, importance of metadata
  • Describe type of analysis can be perform in GIS, functions and their input, outputs
  • Give example on how GIS can be used for problem solving
  • Describe methods of Surface interpolation and its applications
  • Perform above GIS tasks such as data modeling, geo-database creation, visualization, digitization, map clean up, topology, geo-referencing, data linking, symbology, geo- processing, overlay analysis and map composition in most popular GIS packages like ArcGIS Desktop or QuatamGIS
  • Experienced Urban planners
  • GIS staff in Urban planning and Development sectors
  • B.E. / M.E. in Urban/Town Planning


  • Knowledge of Urban Planning

Training Mode

  • Online - Instructor Led
  • Classroom - Instructor Led


Post Training Support

  • Yes

Training Material

  • Exercise Manual
  • Three month post training support




19 May 15

Mumbai / Online


14 Jul 15

Mumbai / Online

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