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EV5505 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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

  • Evaluate key issues and limitations in geography, mapping and remote sensing;
  • Analyse a range of spatial data and create effective maps using industry standard GIS software;
  • Work in teams to collect spatial data answering your own real-world question and communicate the findings effectively;
  • Explain key concepts in geography, mapping and remote sensing including scale, coordinate systems and spectral signatures.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE2502 TG2100 GE5505 EV2502

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Duce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr Karen Joyce, Dr James Daniell.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (60%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
    Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr Karen Joyce.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 26 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (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.