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EV5502 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

This subject introduces participants to more advanced forms of spatial analysis, in both theory and practice. Topics to be covered include: raster modelling; spatial interpolation and terrain modellng; landscape ecology applications; spatial statistics; data quality and error analysis; GPS mapping; Web GIS design and development.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of advanced spatial concepts and analyses;
  • design and execution of spatial analysis in both vector and raster GIS;
  • principles of field mapping, error management and effective communication in GIS.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively.
Prerequisites: EV2502 OR EV5505
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3502 GE3502 GE5502 TG3110 TG5102

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 10, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 03-Dec-2012 to 12-Dec-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr James Moloney.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (20%); essays (10%); assignment 1 (35%); assignment 2 (35%).

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.