69259 - Computer Sciencs

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student knows the basic concepts of digital information processing, with particular focus to the organization of the computer and networks, databases (especially geographic ones), digital graphics. The student is able to: - apply the basic concepts of traditional cartography in their application to numerical cartography; - be able to manage simple numerical cartography applications and georeference raster and vector elements.

Course contents

  • The Informatics module consists of two parts. The first is an introduction to computer science, with particular emphasis on coding and information processing. The second involves a laboratory activity on data collection and analysis, and development of a server-side application.
  • In the Numerical Cartography module, on the other hand, the fundamental concepts of cartography will be addressed both from a technical and regulatory point of view, with particular reference to numerical and IT aspects.


  • Luca Mari, Giacomo Buonanno, Donatella Sciuto Informatica e cultura dell'informazione (seconda edizione) McGraw-Hill, 2013. ISBN: 978-88-386-6576-9
  • Elvio Lavagna, Guido Locarno, Geocartografia - Guida alla lettura delle carte geotopografiche, Zanichelli,2007
  • Mario Boffi, Scienza dell'informazione geografica. Introduzione ai GIS, Zanichelli, 2004

Teaching methods

Frontal Lessons and Exercises.

The teaching takes part in the University's educational innovation project.

Assessment methods

  • The exam on the Informatics module will take place in the form of a written exam, with questions relating to the general part on Informatics. It is also required the delivery of an application at the end of the laboratory activity.
  • The exam on the Numeric Cartography module takes place through a classic cartography exercise (coordinates, location of a point by azimuth, etc ...) combined with the preparation of basic cartography through GIS systems.

If required by the health emergency, some exam tests could be carried out remotely and adapted.

Office hours

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