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EV5502 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Mixed in-class assessment - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Group.
Prerequisites: EV2502 OR EV5505


Townsville, Study Period 11, Intensive
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 06-Dec-2021 to 15-Dec-2021 (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. Note Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 is optional and available on either the Townsville or Cairns campus.)
Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Professor Mark Hamann, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 56 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.