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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Professor Arko Lucieer|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe and have a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of raster-based and vector-based spatial analysis techniques.
- Evaluate and apply interpolation techniques to create Digital Elevation Models.
- Apply, analyse, and evaluate terrain modelling and analysis techniques to characterise the landscape in a GIS.
- Design and construct GIS models to solve complex spatial analysis tasks.
- Design and create multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) models to solve real-world problems combining raster and vector datasets.
- Describe, review, and apply theoretical concepts and practical techniques related to spatial analysis in a GIS context with examples from real-world applications.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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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13 x 2-hr lectures, 13 x 3-hr practicals
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|GIS Project (40%)|Assignment 1A: terrain derivatives (10%)|Assignment 1B: MCDA exercise (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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