|| GG32820 |
|| GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Richard M Lucas |
|| Semester 1 |
|| 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 Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 1 x 2 hour written examination.||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Seminar Presentation: 10 minute presentation and 2000 word report||10%|
|Semester Assessment|| Laboratory Report: ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed coursework components. Resit failed end of semester examination.||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be experienced in:-
techniques for processing geographical data in various forms within a GIS
using commercial GIS and remote sensing software
appropriately selecting strategies for analysing geographical data for practical application
Introduction to GIS
Earth coordinate systems, map projections and georeferencing
Global Positioning Systems
Data capture, database construction and management
Raster and vector data
Map and data base integration
Visualising, querying and analysing spatial data
Spatial querying and analysis techniques
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.
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