GEOG5002: Geographic Information Science B

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Bruce
Session: Semester 2b
Classes: One 2 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial, one 3 hour practical per week for 6 weeks.
Assumed knowledge: GEOG5001
Assessment: 2500 word report, assignment, WebCT quiz (100%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This course will provide the conceptual background to more advanced GIS analysis applications and spatial reasoning methods in the context of contemporary environmental issues. The course is designed to provide an understanding of spatial analysis techniques available within a GIS environment, explore a diversity of both social and physical environmental applications and address emerging issues in GIS research. A range of topics will be introduced including field based capture of spatial information, spatial data structures, surface modelling, visibility analysis, hydrological modeling, network analysis, spatial data uncertainty and social GIS. Conceptual material presented in lectures and tutorial workshops will be placed in an applied context through a series of laboratory and field sessions designed to strengthen practical understanding and awareness of GIS methods.