Territórios e Mobilidade Humana

Teacher Responsible:
2º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
To understand the spatial and social dynamics of the territory; To understand transport flows, spaces and social exclusion; Mapping hazard zones and social vulnerability areas; Understand the concepts associated with spatial analysis and modeling in a GIS environment. Implement spatial analysis in GIS environment; Use sociodemographic variables for mapping spaces; Be able to build, manipulate, inquiry and mapping spatial databases Use of GIS as a decision support tool to evaluate social vulnerability in different technological devices; Be able to make hypotheses about problem-areas.

Spatial interaction and network flows Transport, mobility and accessibility Equity and social exclusion Spatial analysis concepts Sociodemographic indictors Introduction to geodatabases. Nature and structure of spatial data Built geodatabases that support the building of social diagnosis GIS inquriy and and geoprocessing tools The role of WebGIS as dissemination platforms and decision support tools applied to social and educational intervention Modeling in Geographic Information Systems environment

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

In theoretical classes, students will master conceptual and theoretical frameworks of local dynamics, essential to develop autonomous thinking concerning spatial interaction and Spatial Analysis. Theoretical-practice classes will focus on GIS collecting, manipulation, analysis, and evaluation of Geographic Information Data in order to promote the problematization and to develop critical and reflective skills for inclusive and equitable spaces, from the field work. The practical research group work promotes the creation of knowledge and the application of appropriate research methodologies. Evaluation: Written Test: 30% Individual work: 70% Evaluation is based on two stages, the first consisting of a written test; the second will be a presentation of an group research based on one of the themes selected for this curricular unit.

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

Brewer, C. A. (2015). Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users (2nd ed.). Redlands, United States: ESRI Press. Clifford, N., Cope, M., French, S., & Gillespie, T. (2016). Key methods in geography: Sage. Condeço-Melhorado, A., Reggiani, A., & Gutiérrez, J. (2014). Accessibility and Spatial Interaction. Fu, P. (2015). Getting to Know Web GIS. Redlands, USA: Esri Press. Knowles, R., Shaw, J., & Docherty, L. (2008). Transport Geographies - mobilities, flows and spaces (I ed.). Malden: Blackwell. Law, M., & Collins, A. (2015). Getting to know ArcGIS (4th ed.). Redlands, United States: Esri Press. Ribeiro, V. (2014). Exclusão social um fenómeno invisível, uma abordagem no âmbito da Geografia dos Transportes. Loulé: Sílabos & Desafios. Rodrigue, J.-P., Comtois, C., & Slack, B. (2013). The geography of transport systems: Routledge.