|Details for undergraduate courses|
|Content||Everything on the Earth exists in some place and time. Location is an important part of understanding the nature of a phenomenon and its relationships with other aspects of a system. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are now widely accepted as a technology for examining objects and events in space and time, and spatial analysis is an important skill which is required in many disciplines and careers. This unit introduces postgraduate students to GIS, providing training in both the use of the software and the analysis of spatial data. The unit covers the application of GIS in a number of fields/disciplines. Students are introduced to core concepts in GIS and analytical techniques, including spatial sampling, interaction models, and spatial statistics. Students are also provided instruction in the presentation of spatial data and the development of a spatial analytic project from start to finish.|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) use different types of spatial data and know how they are developed and analysed; (2) conduct a range of analyses on both vector and raster data sets; and (3) develop new spatial data and combine multiple analyses to solve real world problems.|
|Assessment||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory-based exercises (25 per cent); (2) laboratory-based quizzes (25 per cent); and (3) final project report (50 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Dr Billy Haworth|
|Contact hours||The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.|
|Note||This unit is delivered twice in two different teaching periods.|