This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). There is an increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in spatial data analysis, particularly in the context of environmental management. The unit covers topics on interpolation, terrain modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, geodatabases, and hydrological analysis. These topics are explored in lectures and weekly practicals. In the second half of the unit you will work on a GIS project and apply your new spatial analysis skills to tackle real-world GIS problems. Throughout the unit you will explore GIS research topics in the scientific literature that will prepare you for a research thesis. This unit is offered at the graduate level.
|Unit name||Environmental Geographic Information Science B|
|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?||No|
|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|
* 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).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
- Demonstrate research skills as practised by professional scientists, including scholarly review and critique, collaboration, practical field operations, data analysis and synthesis of results.
- Communicate perspectives and knowledge in environmental 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|
- 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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Report (15%)|Presentation (40%)|Data analysis (5%)|Data analysis (10%)|
|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.
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