Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Computer Application In Earts Sciences JFM 211 3 2 + 1 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör.Dr. EMRAH BUDAKOĞLU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN,
Course Assistants

Arş. Göv. Hilal YALÇIN

Course Category
Course Objective

The aim of this course is to teach students  the generation of seismotectonic, tectonic, geomorphologic, geologic, hydrogeologic maps, graphs and charts using Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), ArcGIS, and MapInfo programs. Setting up data bases and extraction of information and reports using GIS programs. Generation of 2D and 3D models from various data sets.

Course Content

Introduction, What are geographic information systems and fields of application in geophysical engineering, Instructions about installation and installation of GIS programs, Map generation using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) program, Introduction and installation of Arc-GIS and Mapinfo programs, Data display functions, Map generation and statistical analysis with Arc-GIS program, Questioning and reporting of geographic data, Introduction of statistical programs used in seismicity studies, Introduction to hazard analysis and basic programs used in these analyses, Introduction and use of Zmap package program, Fault plane solutions and their mapping, Resolving near field seismic analysis with packet programs, Ability to make comments by bringing the samples together from all the works

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows how to install and use GIS programs Lecture, Question-Answer, Role Playing, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
2 Ability to write GMT codes Lecture, Drilland Practice, Role Playing, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
3 Ability to do data processing, imaging and analysis Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
4 Experience on acquiring and reporting geographic data Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Installation of Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) program and basic codes
3 Map generation using Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
4 Installation of ArcGIS and MapInfo programs
5 Data display functions
6 Map generation and statistical analysis using ArcGIS
7 Extraction and reporting of geographical data
8 Statistical programs in seismicity studies
9 Basic earthquake hazard analysis programs
10 Zmap program
11 Mapping fault plane solutions
12 Near field seismic analysis
13 Generating reports using GIS programs
14 Review
Course Notes <p>Arc-GIS Uygulama D&ouml;k&uuml;manı (İşlem Şirketler Grubu Eğitim D&ouml;k&uuml;manları, 2004).<br /> T&ouml;reyen, G., &Ouml;zdemir, İ., Kurt, T. 2010, ArcGIS 10 Desktop Uygulama D&ouml;k&uuml;manı, 1. Baskı, İşlem Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri M&uuml;hendislik ve Eğitim Ltd. Şti., Ankara,<br /> <br /> WIEMER, S., WYSS, M., Mapping the frequency-magnitude distribution in asperities: an improved technique to calculate recurrence times, J. Geophys. Res. 1997; 102, 15 115-15 128.<br /> <br /> Sokos, E. and Zahradnik, J. 2006. A Matlab GUI for use with ISOLA Fortran codes (User?s Guide), Ver. 2.5. June 2006, 34 pp.</p>
Course Resources

Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith (1995). New version of the generic mapping tools released, EOS 76, 329. software.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Ödev 15
3. Ödev 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 4 3 12
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 132
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.28
dersAKTSKredisi 4