University of Technology Sydney

17910 Spatial Analysis (GIS)

6cp; 20hpw, online
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This subject introduces students to using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial analysis in urban planning. Students develop the skills to use standard GIS software to manage, manipulate and analyse spatial data. In this process students learn to create multidimensional thematic maps, perform simple statistical and other analyses of spatial relationships, and present spatial information in a form relevant to policy, regulatory, and development decisions. The subject introduces demographic, economic, environmental, topographic, and other physical data, and enables students to learn how to use these various data types to solve site analysis, development feasibility and master planning, spanning across social and economic planning problems. Overall, in this subject student gain a deeper understanding of the world around them with GIS and how different factors are related to each other.

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