Introduces mapping techniques for providing the data upon which informed decisions in resource management and other environmental investigations are based. A range of techniques are addressed and these entail collection and collation of information from both original (field surveys, aerial photographs and remotely sensed data) and secondary (archival material, particularly in the form of maps) sources. You are introduced to principles and skills required for the collection and presentation of resource data.
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||demonstrate map literacy and interpretation skills||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||perform techniques required for producing basic maps, including the skills to interpret and extract information from remotely sensed data (aerial photographs) and basic field surveying||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||work in teams to collect and collate field data in a safe and efficient manner in order to locate, define and describe a study area||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically analyse the accuracy, relevance and suitability of maps||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||produce a map and report of a basic standard.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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