Courses & Units

GIS: Introduction KGG102

Hobart

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Introduction

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly prevalent in our day-to-day lives. As a result, skilled GIS analysts are
in high demand across the workforce. The goal of this unit is to provide you with a foundational understanding of the concepts
underpinning GIS as a discipline, and aid you in developing the practical skills you need to put this knowledge into action.
Throughout the unit you will be introduced to the major types of data that are used in GIS, and how they can be used to represent a wide
variety of information in a spatially explicit way. We will explore how spatial datasets are created, how they are maintained, and how they
can be used to solve problems. We will also introduce you to the principles of cartographic design, with a focus on creating high quality
mapped outputs that clearly communicate information across a number of broad themes.
GIS by its nature is an inherently interdisciplinary field. Any phenomena or process that occurs in a spatially explicit way can be
incorporated, used, and interpreted using GIS. This unit draws from both scientific and social applications, and can provide valuable skills
to students from all degree programs.

Summary

Unit name GIS: Introduction
Unit code KGG102
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Bethany Melville
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the techniques and processes used by a GIS to represent the world in a digital spatial environment
  • Apply GIS software to solve environmental and social problems
  • Produce cartographic products to visualise and communicate spatial information
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031101 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Assignment 1 (15%)|Assignment 2 (15%)|Assignment 3 (30%)
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Textbooks

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