|Module Title||ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Richard M Lucas|
|Other staff||Dr Aled P Rowlands|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours.|
|Other||30 Hours. Fieldwork|
Geography of disease, water quality, public health and agricultural disease. Using examples, the functionality of GIS software (e.g., network analysis, geocoding) will be explored and advanced techniques demonstrated.
Integration of digital elevation models (DEMs), generated using photogrammetry, lidar, ASTER and SAR interferometry, into a GIS and methods of terrain analysis including topographic and hydrological modeling. The use of DEMs for vegetation characterization, landscape assessment, glacial hazard and flood risk assessment, and hydrological and ecosystem modeling will also be outlined and demonstrated.
Field visit (in conjunction with EAM1320: Advanced Remote Sensing) to the Cambrian Mountains (mid Wales) to the collection of data for input to GIS.
Time-series analysis of data for land use and land cover change assessment and raster-based modeling.
|Problem_solving||Computer programming and development of statistical skills.|
|Research skills||Basic strategies relating to data sources and data collection, data integration and processing within the framework of a GIS and effective analysis and interpretation of remote sensing data. Field data collection.|
|Communication||Skills report writing and submission of a discussion paper. Discussion groups within the blackboard teaching and learning environment.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Library and web-based referencing.|
|Team work||Fieldwork will be undertaken in groups who collectively will be involved in the experimental design.|
|Information Technology||Use of commercial GIS software for practical applications. Specific skills in programming and statistical analyses.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Provision of advice and information on careers.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of GIS software.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7