1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour computer lab weekly
1 of STEM1002, GEOG1003, GEOG2700
Enrolment not permitted
1 of GEOG3701, GEOG8732, STEM8007 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Laboratory exercise(s)
Topic description
This topic offers students high-level instruction in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) building upon the knowledge acquired in Introduction to GIS topics. The topic will extend the students' knowledge of spatial information theory and expose them to new tools and methodologies. The topic will develop an understanding of data capture, metadata, editing, information management and communication of spatial information.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of advanced GIS methodologies for the capture, editing and management spatial information.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the collection of vector spatial information using digitising methods and a range of field data capture techniques

  2. Demonstrate the creation, editing and building of topologically correct spatial information in a spatial information management system

  3. Design and build server base mapping services for on-line communication of spatial information

  4. Design and populated a spatial information management system for the distribution of spatial information

  5. Analyse errors and issues and report on a data capture and editing project.