EM534 Introduction to GIS and Spatial ThinkingUpdated: 14 August 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||EM234 or EM332 or EM334|
The GIS software used in this unit is ESRI ArcGIS (currently version 10.4.1). Students enrolled in the external mode will be provided with software and data for the course. ArcGIS for Desktop has been certified for Windows operating systems and is not certified or supported on the Mac operating system. However, it can be run on a Mac computer using Parallels, VMWare or Bootcamp. Further information regarding computer platforms and system requirements can be found at this link (http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-desktop/system-requirements). Please read it carefully.
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 (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence
- Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
|Coordinator(s)||Ross Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit introduces students to the relatively new and rapidly expanding field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Students will develop 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 application, map design and projection, digitising, georeferencing, spatial and surface analysis. GIS is a common and widely used tool in ecology, wildlife management, geology, environmental planning, resource modelling, and urban and regional planning. Adding GIS skills to your undergraduate or graduate program can help you get a job, or can help you delve into new areas of research. EM534 is based on the undergraduate unit EM334 with additional load consisting of extra questions on assignments and examinations; candidates for EM534 are expected to demonstrate a greater level of understanding of the unit material than that required for EM334.
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: