INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL SCIENCES

GEO2ISS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Spatial Science is concerned with the measurements, manipulation, analysis and presentation of location based information that describes the Earth, its physical features and the man-made environment. This subject is an introduction to various aspects of the spatial sciences that you may meet as professionals in a range of disciplines. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of spatial data as well as techniques that are applicable across a range of disciplines. You will get hands on experience with a range of instrumentation and techniques both field based and desktop based.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV3GM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentiate between positional location, coordinate systems and projections.

Activities:
Locational concepts will be explained in the online modules and reinforced in the workshops. Practical application tasks around these concepts for reinforcement will occur in the workshops. Assessment wiwll be by assignments, online activities and examination. All workshops in this subject are undertaken by small groups in the field.

02. Competently determine the location and /or heights of points to third order accuracy, using the appropriate datums and descriptors.

Activities:
Positioning to third order accuracy will be explained in online modules and reinforced in workshops. The practical application of this will be used in workshop sessions. Assessment will be by assignments, online activities and examination.

03. Explain the basic concepts of a variety of data generation/analysis techniques and how they apply in your discipline.

Activities:
Data generation/analysis concepts will be explained in the online modules and reinforced in the workshops. Practical experience with these will occur in the workshops. Assessment will be by assignments, online activities and examination.

04. Critique maps to ensure they are "fit for purpose".

Activities:
"Fit for purpose" concepts for spatial visualisation in maps will be explained in the online module and reinforced in workshop sessions. The practical application of these will be used during workshops. Assessment wil be by application tasks, assignments, online activities and examination.

05. Competently use autonomous global positioing equipment.

Activities:
The theory behing global positioning will be explained in the oline modules and reinforced in the workshops. The use of autonomous GPS equipment will be taught in the workshops sessions. Assessment will be by assignment, online activities and examination.

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Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"class size limited due to equipment constraints"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2 hour written examination25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online activities15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Application tasks40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"class size limited due to equipment constraints"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2 hour written examination25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online activities15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Assignments20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Application tasks40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05