Geo Spatial Analysis In Urban Planning

By Prof. Saikat Kumar Paul   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 236
The objective of this course is to teach the theory and process of spatial relationships as applied to urban form and the development and analysis of urban environments using geographic information systems and spatial analysis techniques such as spatial statistical modeling

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : City Planning; Urban Planning; City Planning; Regional Planning; Architecture

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 17 Feb 2023
Exam Date : 26 Mar 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to Geographic Information System and Geographic Distribution - Analyzing Patterns using Spatial Statistics
Week 2 : GIS functionality and spatial analysis in the urban planning. This module will deal with GIS applications and, in combination with introductory statistics, for resource allocation in space. Specific applications shall include network analysis; retail site-suitability; spatial housing market analysis; and predictive modeling.
Week 3 : Modeling Geographical Space – This module would cover raster-based analysis related to proximity, density and interspersion
Week 4 : Modeling Spatial Relationships – This module shall deal with concepts related to Ordinary Least Squares Regression, Exploratory Regression, Geographically Weighted Regression

Books and references

1. GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Paul Bolstad, XanEdu Publishing Inc; 5th edition;
2. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Kang-tsung Chang, McGraw-Hill Education;
3. Urban Analytics, Alex D. Singleton, Seth Spielman and David Folch
4. Modeling Discrete Competetive Facility Location, Athanasia Karakitsiou, 2015, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-21340-8

Instructor bio

Prof. Saikat Kumar Paul

IIT Kharagpur
I have completed Graduation in Architecture and Post Graduation in Planning and have been involved in research and teaching in the field of sustainable design strategies both at UG and PG level. My research interest include the use of spatial analysis methods and geographic information system.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
26 March 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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