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EV2502 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
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:
GE5505 TG2100 GE2502 EV5505

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Duce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr Karen Joyce.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course work (60%) (60%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 24-Aug-2017
    Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
    Lecturers: Dr Karen Joyce, Dr Stephanie Duce.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 26 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course work (60%) (60%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 10-Aug-2017
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 24 hours practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); on-course work (50%) (50%).

        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.