Provides a conceptual understanding of spatial and non-spatial data used in a geographical information system (GIS). The fundamental concepts of spatial analysis underpinning GIS will be applied in discipline or industry context. 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 complete a self-managed project that demonstrates the application of GIS in their discipline.
Spatial data: projections and scale
Spatial data models: vector (topology) and raster
Spatial data capture (Collector for ArcGIS, GPS, data quality, metadata)
Non-spatial data and data management systems
Spatial data analysis
3D representation of spatial data
Problem identification and problem solving using GIS
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||apply characteristics, types, and processing of spatial data in problem solving||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||manage spatial and non-spatial data in ArcGIS||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse vector and raster data using ArcMap||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||produce maps at a professional standard||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify a problem in their discipline and use GIS to solve the problem||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||critically analyse limitations of GIS applications in terms of accuracy and scale in a GIS project.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bolstad, P., 2016, GIS Fundamentals A first text on Geographic Information Systems, 5th edn, Eider Press, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-50669-587-7..
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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