METHODS IN GIS

ARC5GIM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Geographic Information Systems are an essential tool allowing spatial and temporal components to be added visualised and modelled for any data, be it research, business, or even personal (e.g. tagging photos). It is indispensable in academic research and can be applied directly to plot past and current trends, and to provide the basis for extrapolating future trends. In this subject the key concepts and techniques are introduced, including the design of appropriate databases and their manipulation using GIS software. Case-studies will be drawn from a wide variety of fields such as ecological, archaeological, geological and applications in research and planning, providing a broad knowledge base and skills set in GIS.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in HUSS Masters, Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology, Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology, Masters of Data Science or permission of the subject coordinator#

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARC2GIS, ARC3GIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions You need to be able to participate in the scheduled online workshop session for this subject. You need to have basic computer skills (saving and retrieving of documents; compressing files).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Design and implement appropriate analyses of spatial data

Activities:
Five practical assignments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Interpret, explain and present the results of complex spatial analysis

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Use GIS software to address a range of analytical problems in archaeology

Activities:
Assignments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Understand and apply the principles of data collection for spatial analysis

Activities:
Class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Prepare and present maps encapsulating spatial analysis

Activities:
Class discussions and practical assignments

06. Create and manipulate different types of spatial data

Activities:
Class exercises and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

07. Design and apply different kinds of databases for spatial analysis

Activities:
Assigments and discussions in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Essay (1200-word)30 01, 02, 04
Three practical assignments (3 x 800 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Two quizzes (2 x 200 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Essay (1200-word)30 01, 02, 04
Three practical assignments (3 x 800 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Two quizzes (2 x 200 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04