- Professor Daniel Donoghue (Professor - Durham University)
- Dr Robert Bingham (Reader - University of Edinburgh)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 8 Hour Lecture|
|Lecture||5 x 3 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report: Converting analogue to digital data using GIS Draft MSc dissertation proposal including research context, rational and a risk assessment. 2000 words.||35%|
|Semester Assessment||Report: GPS survey consultancy report Technical Report: GPS survey consultancy report. 2000 words.||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Report: GPR survey design and interpretation of radargrams Technical Report: GPR survey design and interpretation of radargrams. 2000 words.||35%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed components Resubmission of failed components||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe how map projections and coordinate systems are defined on mapping products
Convert analogue to digital data using digitising techniques
Design and conduct a GPS survey and post-process the data.
Evaluate the applicability and limitations of various ground survey techniques.
Design a GPR survey appropriate to the needs of a client and interpret radargrams.
Discuss the applicability/limitations of geophysical techniques in a range of environmental settings.
To introduce a range of generic theoretical and practical skills appropriate to conducting postgraduate research and professional activities in physical earth and environmental sciences
Lecture 1 – Types and sources of spatial data, map projections I
Lecture 2 – Map projections II, coordinate systems
Lecture 3 – Converting analogue to digital data, digitising
Ground Survey Techniques
Lecture 4: Introduction to GPS
Practical 5: GPS survey and simulated consultancy exercise.
Lecture 6: Post-processing data
Sub-surface survey techniques (GPR)
Lectures 7-9: Full day GPR workshop delivered by Prof John Reynolds.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Students will obtain, present and interpret numerical data where appropriate through the module|
|Communication||Written communication skills are assessed as part of the various module assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||A large amount of independent study is required for this module.|
|Information Technology||Students will refine and develop their IT skills through use of both commonly available software packages for the presentation and analysis of data. Basic GIS skills will also be developed.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students receive an insight into a range of potential career opportunities, both within and outside academia, through the various sessions of this module and their associated exercises.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving skills are developed throughout the programme.|
|Research skills||This module specifically addresses the development of advanced research skills throughout the sessions and exercises.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Wherever possible, project work will utilise material drawn from topics relevant to whichever of the MSc schemes is being pursued by the individual student, gaining subject-specific skills relevant to that particular MSc Scheme.|
|Team work||GPS survey is undertaken in teams.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7