The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will emphasize applications of GIS in marine resource management.
|Unit name||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere|
Dr Andy Fischer
|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: $2,639.00||031101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 X 1h lecture, 1 X 2h practical
Launceston and Cradle Coast: Coursework delivered via audio recordings, linked PowerPoint resource, and required readings (MyLO media). Weekly 3-hour practicals on campus.
Coursework 100% (made up of 40% lab reports & 20% mid term exam and semester long GIS research project 40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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