Introduces students to the mapping techniques that are essential to make sound decisions in resource management. Techniques used to collect data include field surveys (including work, health and safety and risk assessment), aerial photograph interpretation and global positioning systems (GPS). Interpretation of information represented in maps is used as a source of information. Organising data in a spreadsheet and geographic information system (GIS) is introduced. Representation of data in graphs and maps is assessed.
Work, health and safety and risk assessment
Geographical techniques used in environmental management
Map interpretation and information extraction
Graphical representation of data (e.g. charts and infographics)
Appropriate accuracy, scale and uses of maps
Collecting data in the field (e.g. survey techniques global positioning systems)
Aerial photograph interpretation
Map production (symbology, metadata and TOSSLAD - title, orientation, scale, source, legend, author and date)
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 map and aerial photograph interpretation skills||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||produce a map that is accurate, at an appropriate scale and suitable for purpose||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||present data graphically||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||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|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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