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EV2502 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
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

  • 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;
  • 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.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of level 1 subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE5505 TG2100 GE2502 EV5505

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course work (60%) (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Dr James Moloney.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); on-course work (50%) (50%).

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