|Module Title||GEOGRAPHIC DATA ACQUISITION, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr John Walton|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Giles Brown, Mr Ian Laidlaw, Dr Neil Glasser, Mr Robert Collin|
|Pre-Requisite||Acceptance on a Geography Single Honours or Joint Honours degree programme.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours 1 hr lectures.|
|Practicals / Field Days||10 x 2 hrs practicals, 4 x 1 hr practicals, 2 half day fieldwork|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Computing 20%; Spatial data sources; 20% ; Computer Cartography 20%; Statistics 20%; Fieldwork 20%. All components must be submitted in order to obtain a pass in the module, though late submissions will be subject to the usual departmental penalties. Failure due to non-submission of work will normally result in denial of the opportunity to resit.||100%|
|Resit assessment||All components must be submitted in order to obtain a pass in the module. The resit involves submitting failed components, reworking original exercises or undertaking equivalent pieces of work, according to the requirements of each section of the module. Students will be notified in writing of their specific resit requirements by the module coordinator.||100%|
The module is organised around five sections:
Section 1: Computing - Word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, census data (5 weeks).
Section 2: Spatial data sources - Remote Sensing, aerial photos, published maps, digital map data
and Geographic Information Systems (6 weeks).
Section 3: Cartography - Map design, Computer Cartography (5 weeks).
Section 4: Descriptive statistics (5 weeks).
Section 5: Geographical field methodologies (2 field half days).