Introduction to Spatial Information
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the different types of spatial datasets and their relevant applications
- Create new spatial datasets that comply with current standards and conventions
- Employ basic spatial analysis techniques to solve spatially oriented problems
- Utilise GIS and other software package to visualise and inspect spatial datasets
- Communicate spatial information using written, cartographic, and other visual means
- 1. Module One - Spatial Information
- Week 1 - What is spatial information?
- Week 2 - Reference systems and projections
- 2. Module Two - Vector Datasets
- Week 3 - What is a vector dataset?
- Week 4 - Attributes and Tables
- Week 5 - Digitising and Georeferencing
- Week 6 - Basic Joins and Queries
- 3. Module Three - Raster Datasets
- Week 7 - What is a raster dataset?
- Week 8 - Imaging systems
- Week 9 - Overlays and band math
- 4. Module Four - Cartography
- Week 10 - Introduction to Cartography
- Week 11 - Representing different variables
- Week 12 - Thematic mapping
- Week 13 - Recap and summary
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This subject is designed to give students a general overview of spatial information and its applications. Spatial information is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of our daily lives. The ability to incorporate spatial information into various applications is a valuable skill, with applications across all manner of disciplines and vocations. This subject will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and basic remote sensing analysis.
In this subject, students will learn the fundamental concepts underpinning spatial information, and how to represent a variety of variables in a spatial way. Content in this subject is delivered at the introductory level for students who may be curious about the potential of spatial information, and want to develop a basic skillset to analyse and interpret datasets. Concepts that will be introduced include: spatial referencing systems, types of spatial data, creating new datasets, basic image analysis, and data visualisation.
- Unit Expectations Quiz (0%)
- Assignment 1 (10 Weekly Quizzes) (50%)
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 3 (30%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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