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This unit builds on KGG212 GIS: Spatial Analysis and focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of programming for GIS customisation. At the start of semester you will spend one day in the field collecting GNSS data on a landslide near Hobart. This datasets is then used in the rest of the unit, starting with exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA), interpolation techniques and terrain modelling, geostatistics, and error propagation modelling. The second part of the unit focuses on GIS application development using the Python programming language. These skills enable you to develop new algorithms and tools, automate tasks, and build custom GIS solutions. This unit will provide you with highly valued skills in the spatial industry.

Summary 2021

Unit name GIS: Advanced Spatial Analysis
Unit code KGG375
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Assoc Prof A Lucieer

Teaching staff

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



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Learning Outcomes


Apply theory and techniques in GNSS data sampling, exploratory spatial data analysis, interpolation, geostatistics, and error propagation using best practice and industry standards.


Apply and evaluate interpolation techniques for producing continuous raster surfaces from point sample data.


Develop Python scripts that implement spatial data input/output methods, spatial data structures, and spatial analysis algorithms.


Communicate perspectives and knowledge in GIS and spatial sciences to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral, cartographic, and other visual means.





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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lectures and 3-hr practicals weekly, 1-day field excursion in second week


AT1 - Report 40%)

AT2 - Assignment (20%)

AT3 - Assignment (40%)

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