Courses & Units

GIS: Spatial Analysis KGG212


This unit builds on KGG102 GIS: Introduction and will give you more advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data. As more businesses and scientists get to grips with the advantages of using GIS to manage and interpret their spatial data, there's increasing demand for graduates with strong skills to manage, analyse, and visualise these spatial datasets in a GIS. Computer skills will be indispensable for almost all careers in geoscience, and students who have acquired experience in data analysis, digital mapping, remote sensing, GPS, and geographical information systems (GIS) will be best prepared to enter the job market. The unit covers interpolation, terrain modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, geodatabases, spatial data quality, and internet mapping. These topics are explored in lectures and weekly practical sessions. Towards the end of the unit you will work on a GIS project and apply your new spatial analysis skills to tackle real-world GIS problems. The unit is likely to be of interest to students in geography, environmental studies, earth sciences, plant science, zoology, agricultural science, computing and information systems, archaeology, and engineering. This unit forms part of the GIS and Remote Sensing Major and Minor.


Unit name GIS: Spatial Analysis
Unit code KGG212
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Teaching staff

Dr A Lucieer

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

13 x 2-hr lectures, 13 x 3-hr practicals


Assignment MCDA exercise (20%), Project: selection of predefined project topic, GIS work done in a team of 2, assessed by poster and 15 min. presentation (40%) 2-hr exam (40%)

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