EM334 Introduction to GIS and Spatial ThinkingUpdated: 23 January 2020
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||EM234 or EM332 or EM534|
This Unit uses the web-based software ArcGIS Online for the practical component. Consequently, a reliable internet source is necessary for the successful completion of the Unit. ArcGIS Online is a 'Consumer-grade' GIS Units will be given access to the 'professional-grade' package ArcGIS Desktop which runs on the Windows (TM) environment, for the latter part of the Unit.
Students are expected to be familiar with digital file management as well as productivity software such as Microsoft Office (TM) or similar, particularly Microsoft Excel. Tutorial guidance with Microsoft Excel will be provided.
The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/Laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes 9sessions) is mandatory- exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence
- Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
|Coordinator(s)||Ross Jenkins (email@example.com)|
This unit introduces students to the rapidly evolving field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Students will develop broad theoretical skills in GIS, and practical skills for analysing, visualising and synthesising spatial data, and the principles for applying these skills to real-world problems. Subject matter includes understanding spatial data properties and its application, metadata, cartographic principles, data capture and development, and spatial analysis. GIS is a common and widely used tool in agriculture, ecology, wildlife management, geology, environmental planning, resource modelling, urban and regional planning, and archaeology. Adding GIS skills to your undergraduate or graduate program strengthens your career prospects or can help you delve into new areas of research. EM534 is based on the undergraduate unit EM334 with additional load consisting of extra assessment topics with commensurate higher levels of learning outcomes.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: