Foundations of Spatial Information (GEOM90008) // Further information
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About this subject
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Professor Stephan Winter
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is based on lectures conveying the foundations of spatial information, and in a parallel hands-on practice with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students develop strong skills in using GIS through online modules, individual mini-projects, and their own project in a team. They will also develop their critical 'reading' skills for the use of spatial information in the media, and thus sharpen their eye for cartographic visualization.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
The students can install ESRI ArcGIS on their own computers via a campus licence, and enrol in ESRI online modules. Lectures are recorded (voice and slides). Students are highly encouraged to work on the ESRI online modules BEFORE semester start; access codes are provided on request.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Industry members are regularly invited for guest lectures.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Science (Geography) Course Master of Philosophy - Engineering Course Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Data Science Course Master of Environmental Engineering Course Master of Geography Course Ph.D.- Engineering Major Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions Major Tailored Specialisation Major Tailored Specialisation Major Development Specialisation (formal) Spatial Major Conservation and Restoration Major Conservation and Restoration Major Development Major Energy Studies Major Integrated Water Catchment Management Major Environmental Science Major Environmental Science Major Integrated Water Catchment Management Major Climate Change Specialisation (formal) Spatial Major Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions Major Sustainable Forests Major Sustainable Forests Major Tailored Specialisation Major Climate Change Major Energy Studies
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 3 November 2022