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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the techniques and processes used by a GIS to represent the world in a digital spatial environment.
- Apply GIS software to solve environmental and social problems.
- Produce cartographic products to visualise and communicate spatial information.
- 1 Introduction to UTAS computing and spatial information
- 2 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
- 3 Introduction to Map Production
- 4 Advanced Map Production
- 5 Projections and Transformations
- 6 Geo-referencing and Metadata
- 7 Vector Data and Analysis
- 8 Selections and Vector Data Tables
- 9 Combining Rasters and Vector datasets
- 10 Making Story Maps
- 11 QGIS Map Production
- 12 Field Collector
- 13 Research Presentations
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly prevalent in our day-to-day lives. As a result, skilled GIS analysts are in high demand across the workforce. The goal of this subject is to provide you with a foundational understanding of the concepts underpinning GIS as a discipline, and aid you in developing the practical skills you need to put this knowledge into action.
Throughout the subject you will be introduced to the major types of data that are used in GIS, and how they can be used to represent a wide variety of information in a spatially explicit way. We will explore how spatial datasets are created, how they are maintained, and how they can be used to solve problems. We will also introduce you to the principles of cartographic design, with a focus on creating high quality mapped outputs that clearly communicate information across a number of broad themes.
GIS by its nature is an inherently interdisciplinary field. Any phenomena or process that occurs in a spatially explicit way can be incorporated, used, and interpreted using GIS. This subject draws from both scientific and social applications, and can provide valuable skills to students from all degree programs.
- Final Exam (40%)
- Assignment 1 (15%)
- Assignment 2 (15%)
- Assignment 3 (30%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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