GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS: TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS

ARC2GIS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Geographic Information Systems are now an essential tool for research and planning in many fields. GIS mapping allows the documentation and integration of diverse spatial data-sets that can beĀ applied directly to plot current trends and to provide the basis for planning future developments. In this subject the key concepts and techniques are introduced, including the design of appropriate databases and their manipulation using GIS software. Archaeology provides many of the case-studies examined, with further examples drawn from a wider variety of fields and applications in social and environmental science, research and planning.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Archaeology or by permission of the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARC3GIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions You need to be able to attend the Computer Laboratory session for this subject. You need to have basic computer skills (saving and retrieving of documents; compressing files). Lectures are delivered on-line so access to broadband internet is required.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. identify and analyse common forms of spatial data

Activities:
Five practical assignments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. interpret, explain and present the results of spatial analysis

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. use GIS software to perform basic analysis of spatial data

Activities:
Assignments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. apply the basic principles of mapping and spatial analysis to address specific problems

Activities:
Class discussions and practical assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. apply the basic principles of data collection for spatial analysis

Activities:
Class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. design and use databases in GIS analysis

Activities:
Assigments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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