ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) poster and (2) final project report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Eloise Biggs
Unit rules
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Contact hours
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