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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems JFA240


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
Unit code JFA240
Credit points 12.5
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

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Fischer and Ms Anna Grage

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


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Teaching Pattern

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%)

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