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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 mapping allows the documentation and integration of diverse spatial data-sets that can be 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesFive practical assignments and discussions in practical classes, Essay, Class exercises.

Capstone subjectNo

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


Incompatible subjectsARC3GIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and analyse common forms of spatial data
02. Interpret, explain and present the results of spatial analysis
03. Use GIS software to perform basic analysis of spatial data
04. Apply the basic principles of mapping and spatial analysis to address specific problems
05. Apply the basic principles of data collection for spatial analysis
06. Design and use databases in GIS analysis

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