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EV2502 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as hands-on experience using a GIS to address a real-world environmental issue.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define key concepts in geography, mapping and remote sensing including scale, co-ordinate systems and spectral signatures;
  • Identify key issues and limitations in geography, mapping and remote sensing;
  • Analyse spatial data and create effective maps using industry standard GIS software;
  • Work in teams to collect spatial data answering a real-world question and communicate the findings effectively.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5505

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Duce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr James Daniell, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 26 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course work (60%) (60%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 26 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course work (60%) (60%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.