Understand the importance of research in the process of knowledge construction and the main types of research;
Understand the scientific method (integration of deduction and induction in scientific research, the construction of the problem and the analysis model);
Understand ways to search for objectivity in the production of scientific work and understand the importance of the types of information sources, information collection forms and rules for data presentation;
Understand the nature of geographic information (specially the cartographic and statistical data).
Learning how to build instruments for gathering information (questionnaires, sketches and inventory files);
To know the methods and techniques of data acquisition in order to obtain positional information and qualitative of the Earth’s surface.
To illustrate the methods of data acquisition by land or space, particularly satellites for Earth observation and Positioning and Navigation.
Understand the problems of acquisition and processing of geographic information in its various aspects: cartographic production, processing of satellite imagery and aerial photography, implementation and management of a geographic information system for agriculture.
Understand and interpret the most important variables in the production strategy on Precision Farming;
Understand and interpret the ability of the geoelectric sensors to analyse the spatial variability of soil quality. Using spatial information in the design of intelligent soil sampling and design of homogeneous areas of treatment;
Understand and interpret the ability of performance monitors in the interpretation of the spatial variability of productivity/quality of production. Use of the information in the optimization of production factors;
Understand and interpret the ability of vegetation sensors in the interpretation of the spatial variability of the vegetative distribution (quantity/quality of biomass monitored , irrigation , nutrition and pesticide application);
Mastering the central aspects of the technologies (VRT in real time or differentiated ) as well as aspects of decision making (agronomic, economic and environmental).