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49257 Geographic Information Systems

6cp
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Postgraduate

Description

This subject provides an opportunity to experience active learning with a professional practice focus. It introduces students to the use and potential of geographic information systems (GIS) mostly in engineering projects. The lectures cover general concepts of GIS and introduce the material of the exercises that are designed to provide hands-on experience using the ArcGIS software package. The subject also covers data acquisition using mobile GIS and GPS for the purpose of site selection, site mapping, data processing and analysis. In addition, principles of environmental and spatial modelling are discussed and illustrated by case studies including water balance modelling, groundwater modelling and digital terrain modelling.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus


Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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