METHODS IN GIS

ARC5GIM

2020

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 (ESRI ArcGIS). 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 subjectsARC3GIS OR ARC2GIS

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

Career-focusedNo

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
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Design and implement appropriate analyses of spatial data
02. Interpret, explain and present the results of complex spatial analysis
03. Use GIS software to address a range of analytical problems in archaeology
04. Understand and apply the principles of data collection for spatial analysis
05. Prepare and present maps encapsulating spatial analysis
06. Create and manipulate different types of spatial data
07. Design and apply different kinds of databases for spatial analysis

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Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Essay (1500-word)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Three practical assignments (3 x 1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Two quizzes (2 x 250 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Essay (1500-word)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Three practical assignments (3 x 1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Two quizzes (2 x 250 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4