1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour computer lab weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 1 of STEM1002, GEOG1003, GEOG2700, GEOG8700, GIST1201
2 ^ STEM8002 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems GE
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of GEOG3701, GEOG8732, STEM2004 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 an advanced ability to capture and generate spatial information both in the laboratory and in the field

  2. Demonstrate an advance ability to create, edit and build topologically correct spatial information in an enterprise spatial information system

  3. Author and publish mapping services for delivery in an on-line environment

  4. Demonstrate an advance ability to visualize spatial information in both 2D and 3D environments.