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GIS: Introduction JFA545


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 PC-based GIS will emphasize applications of GIS in marine resource management.


Unit name GIS: Introduction
Unit code JFA545
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

Dr Andy Fischer

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Fischer

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
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 60% tutorial reports, 20% mid term exam, poster 15% and a 5% progress report.

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