Geographic Information Systems and Science - GEOS2821

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Excluded: GEOG2821

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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There has been a rapid growth in the use of digital spatial data in many areas of resource management and the environmental sciences. The aim of this course is to provide both a solid theoretical understanding and a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems and science in the analysis of digital spatial data, simple modelling using digital spatial data, and in decision support using commercially available software. Topics covered in the course provide a comprehensive overview of the analytical treatment of digital geographic information including: sources; storage, representation and visualisation; analysis to generate new information and knowledge; and their dissemination through avenues such as the internet.

This course will be conducted through a combination of lectures, computer laboratories and field work.
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