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EV5502 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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.
Students must have a good understanding of GIS which includes knowledge of cartography, co-ordinate systems, basic spatial analysis, geography and be able to use standard GIS software. EV5505 or EV2502 or will have acquired equivalent knowledge through industry experience.
Prerequisites: EV2502 OR EV5505


Townsville, Study Period 11, Intensive
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Face to face teaching 04-Dec-2023 to 13-Dec-2023 (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: Assoc. Professor Karen Joyce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Professor Mark Hamann, Assoc. Professor 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.