This unit focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of developing software scripts for GIS analysis and customisation. This unit will start with a field excursion where you will collect your own point sample data with GPS, which you will analyse in the unit's computer practicals. The lecture and practicals will cover exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA), interpolation techniques and terrain modelling, geostatistics, and error propagation modelling. The second part of the unit focuses on GIS application development using the Python scripting language. These skills enable you to develop new algorithms and tools, automate tasks, and build custom GIS solutions. In addition, you will explore ways in which the Python language is used to tackle innovative spatial problems by reviewing recent scientific applications in the research investigation component of the unit. This unit is offered at the graduate level.
|Unit name||Environmental Geographic Information Science C|
|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|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||031103|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
12 x 2-hr lectures, 12 x 3-hr practicals, online discussion forums, two 2-hr tutorials, 1-day field excursion in second week
Three assignments (35%, 20%, 35%), Research investigation (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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