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EV2502 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • Define key concepts in geography, mapping and remote sensing including scale, co-ordinate systems and spectral signatures;
  • Identify key issues and limitations in geography, mapping and remote sensing;
  • Analyse spatial data and create effective maps using industry standard GIS software;
  • Work in teams to collect spatial data answering a real-world question and communicate the findings effectively.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • on-course work (60%) (60%).
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5505

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 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.