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Geographical Information Systems (Gis) for Environmental Science (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Jim Peterson

Clayton First semester 2003 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer 2003 (Flexible)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Flexible)

Synopsis: General nature of spatial data and of digital spatial data and of thematic mapping, analogue to digital data conversion, data quality, georeferencing, geocoding ground control points, raster and vector approaches, spatial analysis with geocoded data, boolean overlay, Digital Elevation Models and their use in terrain analysis, GIS project formulation (data and information flow paths, primary and derived map layers, identification of relevant themes), multispectral image data and image processing, applications to thematic mapping (habitat, potential soil wetness, buffers, deforestation, terrain parameter mapping, conflict resolution etc), nature of project management.

Assessment: Written (2000 words): 45% + Practical examination plus practical exercises: 30% + Unseen theory exam (2 hours): 25%

Contact Hours: First or second semester or summer school

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