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GYM4920 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Science

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Xuan Zhu


Clayton First semester 2007 (Flexible)


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.


Written assignments (2,000) : 45%
Practical examination plus exercises : 30%
Unseen theory exam (2 hrs) : 25%