Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Science - GEOS9017

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: GEOG9016 or GEOS9016

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Geographic information systems have improved considerably over the past decade in response to a world that has become very much richer in digital geographic information. The requirement to build complex applications and simulations has become more urgent with the need to plan for a changing climate, to feed an increasing population and to provide pinpoint marketing analysis for business. This course explores a toolbox of conceptual approaches and methods to model and analyse a range of highly complex, often non-deterministic problems. It provides a true enabling technology for the natural sciences and a rich source of computational and representational challenges for the computer sciences. Topics covered include spatial dynamic spatio-temporal modelling; geostatistics; error analysis and data accuracy; network analysis; and machine learning and artificial intelligence methods in GIS
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