Module Identifier GG32820  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Richard M Lucas  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Henry F Lamb, Mr Ian M S Laidlaw, Miss Karen M S Smith, Mr Michael C Bull, Dr Neil F Glasser, Dr Paul M V Coombes  
Course delivery Lecture   11 x 2 hours  
  Practical   11 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 1 x 2 hour written examination.50%
Semester Assessment Seminar Presentation: 10 minute presentation and 2000 word report10%
Semester Assessment Laboratory Report:  40%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed coursework components. Resit failed end of semester examination.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be experienced in:-

Brief description

Database construction

Visualising, querying and analysing spatial data

GIS applications


This module aims to provide an introduction to the concepts of GIS, practical experience in entering, manipulating, analysing and interpreting spatial data, and knowledge of GIS applications.

Reading Lists

Burrough, P.A. & McDonnell, R.A. (1998) Principles of Geographical Information Systems. Oxford University Press.
Dent, B.D. (1999) Cartography: Thematic Map Design. 5th. WCB McGraw-Hill, Boston
Martin, D. (1996) Geographic Information Systems. 2nd. Routledge, London


This module is at CQFW Level 6