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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate and display characteristics of data that vary with location. Producing a map to present spatial information is a skill that is itself valuable to scientists in visualising such data, but the GIS has further capabilities in performing logical operations on multiple data sets obtained over a region. Through practical sessions within this unit you will acquire skills in using GIS. Supporting lectures address the principles behind spatial data representation, data structures, cartography, projections, data models, and spatial analysis. Emphasis is placed on the foundations of GIS for the input, management, and querying of spatial data, and these fundamentals are illustrated with a range of interesting environmental and social applications. Irrespective of your discipline, the skills and concepts acquired in this unit will benefit your appreciation of the spatial nature of information and interpretation of spatial data characteristics. This unit forms part of the GIS and Remote Sensing Major and Minor.
|Unit name||GIS: Introduction|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,613.00||031101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1x 3 hour practical weekly.
2-hr exam (40%), three practical assignments (50%), MyLO quizzes (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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