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Landscape Information Systems (GEOG10002)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeGEOG10002
Campus
Dookie
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) providing an understanding of the use of software and the acquisition, storage and interpretation of spatial and temporal data associated with landscapes. The subject covers the application of GIS in a number of fields including physical and human geography, planning and natural resource management. Students are introduced to core concepts in GIS and analytical techniques including spatial sampling, interaction models, and spatial statistics. Students are also provided instruction in the presentation of spatial data.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Describe the major techniques available for acquiring data
  • Observe, sample and record data
  • Interpret results using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Have a basic knowledge of the operation of GIS software and data and how it is used in the context of geography, natural resource management, urban and regional planning and environmental science
  • Understand core spatial concepts including mapping techniques
  • Organise and analyse geographic data using a range of techniques
  • Understand the principles of spatial data presentation and communication

Generic skills

This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of the subject students should have developed skills relating to:

  • The use of electronic forms of communication
  • The student's flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management
  • Working collaboratively with other students
  • Enhanced ability to store, analyse and present data
  • Accessing information from the library via both electronic and traditional means
  • Problem solving and critical thinking

Last updated: 18 July 2019