Not currently available in 2021
Provides a conceptual understanding of spatial and non-spatial data used in a geographical information system (GIS). It introduces the fundamental concepts of spatial analysis. Students use vector and raster based GIS software (ArcGIS) to collect, edit, manage and analyse spatial and non-spatial data. Students will produce maps to a professional standard. They will explore the application of GIS in their discipline.
Spatial data: projections and scale
Spatial data models: vector (topology) and raster
Spatial data capture (GPS, data quality, metadata)
Non-spatial data and data management systems
Spatial data analysis
Representation of spatial data
Application of GIS in your discipline
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||explain characteristics, types and processing of spatial data|
|2||manage spatial and non-spatial data in ArcGIS|
|3||analyse vector and raster data using ArcMap|
|4||produce maps at a professional standard|
|5||describe how GIS is used as a tool in their discipline|
|6||critically analyse limitations of GIS applications in terms of accuracy and scale.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain characteristics, types and processing of spatial data
- manage spatial and non-spatial data in ArcGIS
- analyse vector and raster data using ArcMap
- produce maps at a professional standard
- describe how GIS is used as a tool in their discipline
- critically analyse limitations of GIS applications in terms of accuracy and scale.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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