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EV5502 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

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

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

  • create, integrate and manage data from diverse sources;
  • explain important geospatial concepts and/or tools;
  • design and execute spatial analysis in both vector and raster GIS;
  • use GIS to solve a real world problem and communicate the results effectively.
Prerequisites: EV2502 OR EV5505


Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching 09-Dec-2019 to 17-Dec-2019 (Weekends excluded. Two weeks of online learning and assessment prior to the Face to Face component and self directed study after the face to face component ends)
Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Mr Nicolas Younes Cardenas, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (20%); assignments (25%); final report (55%).

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.