DIGI205-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the tools for managing, analysing and presenting spatial information in an intuitive and graphical way. This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of GIS. The course examines the use of geographic technology including global positioning systems as well as GIS. It also introduces you to the development of GIS and GPS software skills, including ArcView.

After completing this course, we expect you to have gained the following:

• An understanding of the key concepts in GIS, GPS, and RS
• The ability to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to geographic data
• Hands-on skills using the technology and in particular to:
  o   demonstrate practical use of GIS, GPS, and RS software;
  o   access and use digital geographic data;
  o   produce digital map compositions which demonstrate sound cartographic principles; and
  o   undertake basic fieldwork for geographic data collection
• An awareness of the limitations of geographic technology

Pre-requisites

Any 30 points at 100 level from the BA, BE (Hons), BSc or
Bcom.

Restrictions

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Friday 08:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Friday 15:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
05 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
06 Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinators

Ioannis Delikostidis and Ioannis Delikostidis

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All DIGI205 Occurrences

  • DIGI205-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021