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EV5505 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

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

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

  • explore the implications of key concepts and tools in a broader GIS theoretical context;
  • gain practical experience using GIS to solve a real world problem;
  • understand the basic geography of the earth and how it is mapped;
  • understand the basic spatial questions that can be addressed with GIS;
  • understand the key components and tools of any GIS program and how they work and understand the key issues associated with using 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 select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE2502 TG2100 GE5505 EV2502

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr James Moloney
Lecturers: Dr James Daniell, Dr James Moloney.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); on-course assessment (50%).

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