ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit moves beyond the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore in greater depth and breadth, many of the concepts introduced in ENVT4411 (Geographic Information Systems Applications). The unit introduces students to advanced techniques in spatial analysis and spatial statistics as well as appropriate geographic data communication and geovisualisation approaches. It reviews geography's statistical and graphical foundations, before exploring more contemporary issues associated with the presentation, manipulation and analysis of spatial information. Key topics include spatial information communication; geovisualisation; spatial abstraction; multivariate mapping, and spatial data exploration and statistics. Throughout the unit students undertake critical assessments of spatial analytic strategies used by government agencies, the private sector and academia.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of geography's statistical and graphical foundations; (2) understand the importance of appropriate communication of geographic phenomena and spatial analysis outputs; (3) demonstrate competency in the use of geographic data exploration techniques; and (4) demonstrate competency in the use of spatial statistics.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory exercises submitted as a laboratory portfolio and (2) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Billy Haworth
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Contact hours
Workload - 150 hours.
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