UG Coursework Unit
Introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS) and how GIS can be used to solve a simple spatial problem in environmental science. Students will use location data from a global positioning system (GPS) and other field data. They will integrate these data into a geodatabase via Excel. They will gather relevant existing spatial data and create a Story Map and Infographic that conveys a clear message to the general public.
Spatial and non-spatial data in GIS
Coordinate systems: projections and datums
Quality control (scale, source, errors)
Creating a professional map
Using Excel with a GIS
Story Maps and Infographics
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||incorporate spatial and non-spatial data into a GIS|
|2||explain coordinate systems and quality control of spatial and non-spatial data|
|3||use a GIS to solve a simple spatial problem and produce a professional map|
|4||communicate spatial data concepts to a wide audience using Story Maps and Infographics.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- incorporate spatial and non-spatial data into a GIS
- explain coordinate systems and quality control of spatial and non-spatial data
- use a GIS to solve a simple spatial problem and produce a professional map
- communicate spatial data concepts to a wide audience using Story Maps and Infographics.
- No prescribed texts.