Courses & Units

Analysis of Geospatial Information KGG212


As more businesses and scientists adopt geographical information systems (GIS), there is increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in collecting, managing, analysing, and visualising spatial datasets. GIS and spatial analysis skills will be indispensable for almost all careers in geography, geospatial science and geosciences, and students who have advanced skills in this field will be best prepared to enter the job market. This unit builds on KGG102 Introduction to Spatial Information and will give you more advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data. The unit covers interpolation, terrain modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, geodatabases, spatial data quality, and internet mapping. These topics are explored in interactive seminars 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 spatial problems. The unit is likely to be of interest to students in geography, environmental studies, conservation studies, earth sciences, plant science, zoology, agricultural science, computing and information systems, archaeology, and engineering.


Unit name Analysis of Geospatial Information
Unit code KGG212
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 Steve Harwin
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain analysis techniques to inform the interpretation and enhancement of spatial datasets.
  • Document spatial analysis workflows that contribute to solving environmental and social problems.
  • Operate geographic information system (GIS) software to generate enhanced spatial information from vector, raster, and non-spatial datasets and produce cartographic and interactive maps.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KGG102 Introduction to Spatial Information


Teaching Pattern

13 x 2-hr seminars, 13 x 3-hr practicals. Seminars and practical introductions will be simultaneously offered on campus and on Zoom and recorded and made available on MyLO. 1-day field excursion in second week

AssessmentMCDA Assignment (30%)|Mapping Landslide Drainage StoryMap (30%)|Network Analysis Assignment (40%)
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