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GEOG5001: Geographic Information Science A

2024 unit information

This unit of study gives an overview of basic spatial data models, and enables students to understand the use of data from a variety of sources within a geographical information system (GIS). The analysis of spatial data, and its manipulation to address questions appropriate to planning or locational applications, will be addressed, as will the development of thematic maps from diverse data layers.

Unit details and rules

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Geosciences Academic Operations

Code GEOG5001
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the conceptual and theoretical basis of spatial analysis and Geographical Information Science (GIS)
  • LO2. apply GIS as a mechanism for addressing environmental and social problems
  • LO3. recognise the role of spatial analysis in understanding pattern in social and environmental landscapes
  • LO4. understand the role of different spatial modelling approaches and relate these models to particular research questions
  • LO5. undertake geographical enquiry and develop spatial reasoning skills
  • LO6. critique GIS methods and identify challenges associated with data uncertainty
  • LO7. reflect on how outcomes of spatial models can inform decision making.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1a 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1a 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2023
Normal day Remote

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