Geographic Information Systems

Section Name Architecture and Urban Planning
Program Name Geographic Information Systems
Program Introduction

Geographic Information Systems are the most voluminous among the information systems in terms of scope, in which spatial information is also handled. Geographic Information Systems; It covers the processes of transferring all kinds of data belonging to the earth to the computer environment by establishing relations with the space and storing these data by means of special programs used, classification, comparison with each other, analysis, updating and visualization as maps, graphics and tables as desired. The most important feature that distinguishes the Geographic Information System from other database systems is that it stores all data depending on the place they belong to on earth and allows a wide variety of spatial associations, that is, various analyzes to be made between them.

Research shows that Geographic Information Systems are actively used by 21 different user groups such as Business world, Economic development, Education management, Engineering, Facility management, Infrastructure management, Logistics distribution management, Mineral exploration/extraction, Defense, Oil exploration, Political management, Public health, Public safety, Public transportation, Press and media, Real estate information management, Renewable resource management, Research, Measurement, mapping and data transformation, Regional and city planning.

Duration of Education and Major Courses

The program includes 2 years of formal education consisting of 4 semesters. Students who are successful in a total of 120 ECTS courses at the graduation stage are entitled to graduate. Education is carried out in accordance with the “Akdeniz University Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education and Examination Regulations”. Success Evaluations are carried out within the framework of "Akdeniz University Exam and Success Evaluation Directive". (

Major Lessons

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems GIS Applications I – II Project Design and Management in GIS
Database I - II Spatial Database Databade Applications
Programming Fundamentals Vector Programing Object Oriented Programing I - II
Introduction to Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Applications photogrammetry
Land Surveys I - II Land Management I - II Modern Measurement Methods and Applications
Computer Aided Drawing Computer Aided Map Drawing Computerized Visual Design
Urban Information Systems Urban Technical Infrastructure Mobile GIS Applications


Titles and Work Areas Earned by Graduates

Students who successfully complete this program will receive the title of "Akdeniz University Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Geographic Information Systems Program, Associate Degree" and "Geographical Information Technologies and Management Systems Professional Staff" and will take place in the status of Technician in Public and Private institutions and organizations.

Graduates who have successfully completed the Geographic Information Systems program; They can have the opportunity to work in the institutions and organizations working in the fields of cartography, environment, technical infrastructure applications, underground and surface resource management applications, forestry applications, agricultural applications, maritime and coastal management, defense applications in the public and private sectors, and especially in the units of local governments that primarily produce spatial data, in Geographic Information Systems units and information processing units that have started to be established in many public institutions and organizations in our country. They also have the opportunity to work in software and tool companies related to Geographic Information Systems.

Program Interests and Aims

The basics of Geographic Information Systems consist of fields such as mathematics, statistics, databases, topography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, image processing, computer graphics, computer geometry, cartography and visualization.

The aim of the Geographical Information System program is to provide public and private institutions with knowledge of the basic principles, strategies and techniques of spatial data management and geographical information technologies that are effective in the decision-making process; To train staff equipped with analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. The program aims to cover the theoretical and practical teachings of the field of study, to train its students in the fields of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems, and to equip students with the ability to conduct research in these fields.


The aim of the students is to form a Geographical Information System vision, to have knowledge about the policies that should be in the implementation of the Geographical Information System, to have the ability to design and implement Geographical Information System solutions, to predict problems as a designer candidate, and to determine the projections of real-life problems to Geographical Information System solutions.

Content of the Education Provided in the Program

In the Geographic Information Systems Program within the Vocational School of Technical Sciences of Akdeniz University, there are 3 permanent Lecturers from the Map Discipline, and some lecturers and lecturers from different disciplines such as Geology and Computer take charge in some courses.


Education and Training consists of four semesters and a total of 120 credits of courses are given. Of the 30-credit courses taught each semester, 75% of them are compulsory, 18% are elective and 7% are compulsory elective courses.

60% of the compulsory and elective courses are in the status of theoretical and applied courses, theoretical courses are given in the technological classroom environment, and applied courses are given in the computer and measurement laboratories and in the field environment.

Foundation Year  2014 - 2015 Fall Semester
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