GEOG5004: Environmental Mapping and Monitoring

Credit points: 6
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Bruce
Session: Semester 2
Classes: One 3 hour lecture/practical per week and 4 field sessions (alternate weeks)
Assessment: Quizzes (10%) Assignments (60%) Exam (30%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

The unit introduces methods associated with acquiring data in the field and examines issues associated with application of spatial data to environmental monitoring, terrain mapping and geocomputing. Students will learn both theoretically and practically how environmental data is collected using different remote sensing techniques, (pre)processing methods of integrating data in a GIS environment and the role of spatial data in understanding landscape processes and quantifying environmental change.