This topic is applicable to all disciplines who have a need to collect geographical information. Pre-field trip lectures give students a basic introduction into the theory behind the data collection techniques and technologies they will be using. Pre field trip workshops give students an opportunity to consider survey design and create preliminary databases for their data collection. Students will attend a field camp and complete a variety of activities relevant to the collection of spatial information, using a variety of current technologies that are commonly used in human and environmental GIS. Students will gain practical skills in data processing using GIS and present their results.
This topic aims to complement the material delivered in Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Students will gain a basic introduction to survey design and data capture through a series of pre-fieldtrip lectures. Students will undertake a range of data collection techniques relevant to GIS during an intensive field trip and process, analyse and report on the collected data.