Courses & Units

GIS: Advanced Spatial Analysis KGG375

Hobart

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Introduction

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

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
Coordinator

Assoc Prof A Lucieer

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031101 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KGG541

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

AT1 - Report 40%)

AT2 - Assignment (20%)

AT3 - Assignment (40%)

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Textbooks

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