The teaching idea and objectives of this course

        Unifies the Capital Normal University’s target “must has certain first-class disciplines, multi-disciplinary high level coordinated development, the teaching research university” to locate and to the personnel training and the high quality request to student source, This course supposes in the entire school is the public election class, in the geography scientific specialty, the resources environment and the city and countryside plan management specialty, the traveling specialty is the specialized branch class, in the geographic information system specialty is the specialized core class. The main feature of the course is take “the geographic information system” the Beijing brand specialized construction as the development backing, and “the three dimensional information acquisition and application Education key laboratory” and “the resources environment and the geographic information system Beijing key laboratory” as the scientific research innovation base, take “the wild duck wetness nature protection area” as the specialized teaching practice base, take as self-made materials and the courseware as the teaching foundation, The teaching content is close on the discipline development and the practical application union, omni-directional, the multiple perspectives promote student's theoretical knowledge level, Raises student's practical ability and scientific research innovation ability. Through this course's study, the students know geographic information system's elementary theory, the elementary knowledge and the basic experiment skills, understand its main application domain and the development direction , to be the base of be engaged in geographic information system's application, the development and the research establishes the theory and the technology.

The choice and arrangement of course contents

        The main teching contents of the curriculum “The principle and application of geographic information system” is spatial data model, spatial databases, spatial analysis and so on, simultaneously, in the situation of remote sensing information massive gains and the network communication development, increased remote sensing processing and the multi-dimensional modeling, network geographic information system and so on. Along with development of the computer technology, geographic information system technology, networking and geography science, the spatial information management's content part increased the model algorithm integration, the hypothesized geographical environment, and the distributional cross platform operation, pays great attention the geographic information system’s application in “the digital city”, “the digital enterprise” and “the digital community” and so on.
        The course take the spatial information digitization, spatial information database construction, spatial analysis modelling as the technology base; Take the systematic metasynthesis, practises examine and the application system development and so on as the foundation of practice application; Take the foundation skill training, the algorithm programming raise the student innovation ability as the master line, to constructe curriculum content system.
        Considers the strong practicality characteristic of geographic information system, experiment practice not only enables students to obtain the GIS theory perceptually, and exercises and raises student's practice ability and innovation ability.
        In course content designment, not only pay great attention to the Chinese and English content mutual auxiliary, and also simultaneously pay attention to difference of the emphasis point of Chinese and English teaching in the goal.
        Considers student's study characteristic, the English teaching part of this course stress to the basic concept and a knowledge explanation and analysis, so the students can read English literature and the independent study request under the condition of grasp essential word to collect and under elementary knowledge.

Teaching methods

        This course use the course teaching (multimedia teaching, bilingual education), the network teaching, the experiment practice as well as the production practice unify. Take the learning of geographic information system's elementary knowledge and the basic skill as the focal point, causes the student from many kinds of sense organs through the multimedia teaching direct-viewing, to grasp the curriculum content thoroughly, achieves with the aid of the bilingual education enhances student’s English level, foreign language literature reading and independent learning capability. The network teaching enables the student to have the broader learning environment extracurricularly, enables its aspect of knowledge to obtain the expansion.

Test (examination) method

        This course’s score unify usually examines and the end-of-the-term examination. In usually examines, requests the student to have certain Chinese and English reference reading quantity, and independently complete reading report, uses the classroom demonstration and discussion's way to exchange and share the achievement. The end-of-the-term examination pays great attention to surveys and appraises the student to the geographic information system related method technology practice utilization ability, on the basis of the in the inspection elementary theory and the method, especially the analysis and solution ability in reading foreign literature.