METHODS IN GIS

ARC5GIM

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Geographic Information Systems are now an essential tool for research and planning in many fields. GIS allow the documentation and integration of diverse spatial data-sets, valuable in academic research on past and present societies or environments and 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 research and planning.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Masters of Professional Archaeology or permission of the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARC2GIS, 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).

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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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)

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

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)

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 (Writing,Speaking,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. understand and apply the principles of data collection for spatial analysis

Activities:
Class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

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 (Writing,Speaking,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)

07. be able to 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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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