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.
|Unit name||GIS: Advanced 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|
|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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- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2-hr lectures/tutorials and 3-hr practicals weekly, 1-day field excursion in second week
|Assessment||Assignment 1: Interpolation & Geostatistics (40%)|Assignment 2: Introductory Python exercises (20%)|Assignment 3: Python & GIS (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
You will be working through Python tutorials provided by DataCamp: https://www.datacamp.com/
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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